The Attic Sessions #25. In Conversation with Damian Smyth

This month’s session comes from the beautiful surroundings of The River Mill Writers’ Retreat in County Down, Northern Ireland.

In this episode, Nessa talks with poet and playwright Damian Smyth about the poet’s search for the uncanny, how the local becomes the universal and the erotic charge of the bicycle, among other things. Damian also reads from his latest poetry collection English Street.

Damian Smyth’s poetry collections include Downpatrick Races (2000), The Down Recorder (2004), Lamentations (2010), Market Street (2010), Mesopotamia (2014) and English Street (2018).


Damian Smyth

Published by Templar Poetry:

Presented by Nessa O’Mahony


Recorded at The River Mill Writers’ Retreat

Twitter: @the-rivermill

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