I really wanted to work with Colm after reading his work and seeing how he captures the everyday and life in Ireland. How he challenges the world around him and his relationship with it in such an engaging manner. Working with Colm I learned a lot not only about poetic technique and structure but also about myself as a writer. Through our sessions I was challenged to better understand my own strengths and weaknesses as a writer and to better know my own voice. Colm’s knowledge about poetry and contemporary poets really opened my eyes to a lot of different work and ways of reading poetry. I would highly recommend any writer, beginner or experienced, to work with him.