PettyCast: Paul Curran

October 8, 2014 – Performing arts

PettyCast is back and this time Andy’s soothing, sumptuous, luxurious voice is talking with spoken-word poet Paul Curran.

Paul Curran is one of Irelands brightest young poetic voices. Drawing heavily on family life and his experiences growing up in Coolock, he paints pictures that speak to the listeners of a fast disappearing world that we all recall and recognise. This summer he presented his show Outstraight at Electric Picnic along with fellow rhymesmiths Cormac Fitz and Lewis Kenny. We sat down to discuss how instances in own lives translate into poetic expression via the writing process and how live performance influences the writers experience of their own work. He also delivers his new poem Four and an exclusive of the classic poem Taxi.

If you’re looking to catch Paul live you can see him later in the month at A-Musing@Accents Cafe on October 26th,or at Lingo Spoken Word Festival on October 17th and 19th in The Workman’s Club. If you’re looking for more in the meantime, check out his soundcloud.