Biography of Matt Mooney
Born in Kilchreest, Loughrea, Co. Galway in 1943, he took up a teaching position in Listowel in 1966.
His first book of poetry 'Droving' was launched at Writers' Week, Listowel in 2003.
He read at The Baffle Festival, and the West Cork Literary Festival and in Victoria, Canada. His poem ‘The Instrument’ was read on Radio One by Ciarán Mac Mathúna. ‘Stepping Away’ appeared in West 47.
His second collection of poems 'Falling Apples' was launched at Writers'Week, Listowel in 2010.It's available for purchase on line at Original Writing Ltd, from Kenny's Books on line and from Amazon.
It can be downloaded as an e book as well.
He has read and performed poems in The White House, Limerick, at poetry Slams including Baffle, Cúirt, Writers' Week. His poem Bleeding was published in The Connaught Tribune. His poems have been published in Feasta, in The Applicant and in First Cut.
Matt Mooney's Works:
Cat On The Street
She closes the door as she steps outside
At the end of her day's designing;
Stooping she greets a cat on the street
Whose bushy tail it exceeds him.
He's thrilled he is at this midnight hour
To meet with a lady of fashion.
While head to head they talk and purr,
Her handbag slung low from her shoulder,