Poetry

HK is a bilingual spoken word poet, writing in Irish and English. They were selected for Céadlínte Éigse Éireann/Poetry Ireland Introductions 2022. They won the Máire Mac an tSaoi Award for their poetry. They were a recipient of the Irish Language Course Bursary and Young Writer Delegate for the Dublin Book Festival at the Irish Writer Centre in 2022.

Their poetry deals with themes of queerness and disability through a humorous lens. Their poetic voice stems from years of writing lyrics and is written to be heard and performed.

They received funding from Creative Ireland’s Incubation Award and support from Axis Ballymun to create a spoken word theatre piece on neurodiversity in Ireland. This project involves collecting experiences from the neurodiverse community and devising a piece based on these experiences. More info can be found here.