Ben Simmons is a writer from Donegal. He writes poetry, short-fiction and has been published regularly in Ireland and farther afield. Raised in the unorthodox classrooms of the Poets’ House, he has a passionate interest in how poetry and those who write it interact with and create communities that foster creativity. In 2016 he was selected for Poetry Ireland’s Introductions Series and in 2019 was supported by the Arts Council to attend Can Serrat International Artist Residency. The blog discusses all things poetry and highlights upcoming events and competitions.