“Working with Colm has been as close to guaranteed success as I have experienced.   He has a no nonsense approach to students and his subject.  There is no pretence about his work, either as poet or a teacher. This means that any student is able to see that their experiences, their own life, is something that can and should be written about and shouted about.  Colm’s passion for poetry and performance and his belief that these are things immediately accessible to everyone has made our students see that their own work is relevant and important.  It is this vibrancy and creativity, this facilitating of enthusiasm that really makes Colm stand out.”