Mark Chaddock

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Writer & Visual Artist
Location Achill island, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Introduction I am a poet, playwright, wannabee novelist, painter and photographic artist living on Achill island in County Mayo, Ireland. I have published four small collections of poetry and a full book collection 'The Ordinary Miracle' (Sea Eagle Poetry, 2009). My first play, 'The Quiet Room', was performed by Phoenix Theatre Works in spring 2008. I am currently writing my first novel - who isnt? - my first full-length play, my first novel, working towards my first photographic/art exhibition and on various other art projects including 2 collaborative projects with other artists. Oh, and my next Poetry Collection to be published in Spring 2012.
Interests poetry, reading, plays, nature, growing food, making wine, music, fishing, photography, writing, painting
Favorite Movies alien, aliens, il postino, manon des sources, underworld
Favorite Music A wide range from classical through blues, jazz, soul, rock, punk to Indie currently Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Chillis, The White Stripes .....
Favorite Books Angela's Ashes, anything by John McGahern, Ernest Hemmingway, poetry by Seamus heaney, Ted Hughes, John F. Deane, John Burnside, R.S. Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Patrick Kavanagh...