Colm has mentored me, an Anglo-Irish Australian emerging poet, since 2020. Colm and I have developed fabulous rapport over a virtual platform. He brings a blend of honesty, skill, fun and genuine interest in learning about my world. Colm is always well prepared for our mentoring sessions – he critically reads my poems, has concrete suggestions for improvement and provides relevant examples of others’ poems. I especially enjoy witnessing Colm recite his poems in our mentoring sessions – I leave each session equipped and determined to improve the way I write.