Not the time to be silent is an Arts response to social distancing in the form of an online weekly poetry reading and open mic and a community group. All are welcome to read or listen regardless of location.Access is through the facebook group
Joe Healy, as a boy in County Limerick, wondered what it would be like to live in a circus but never pursued his dream. Still there are comparisons today. He juggles his life of work, family and writing. Every Summer Joe sets up camp in Kerry and entertains the crowds at poetry readings in Tralee and Listowel Writers.
Healy’s poetry is in Anthologies such as Sextet, I live in Michael Hartnett and Voices from the Cave.
Revival Press/ Limerick Writers Centre published his first collection ‘Soft as Rainbow’in 2013. Poems have also appeared in Crannog, Bare Hands and Mystic Nebula.
Healy’s motto when writing, ‘There is no safety net’