Geraldine O’Kane is originally from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. She has been writing poetry since her teens, and has had numerous poems published in magazines, anthologies and online e-zines such as BareBack Lit, FourXFour Poetry Journal, Allo Trope, Short, Fast and Deadly, Poetry Super Highway, The Lake, Oddball magazine and more. Her first pamphlet “Quick Succession” is available to purchase via Pen Points Press http://www.poetryni.com/geraldine-okane.html
Geraldine is a spoken word poet, with the emphasis of writing a skilfully crafted poem and reciting it well. She is co-host and regular reader at the Purely Poetry open mic nights in Belfast. She has read her work in local theatres and in numerous literary festivals in the North and South. She has curated two multi-platform exhibitions, has facilitated creative writing workshops, and is editor of Panning for Poems http://www.poetryni.com/panning-for-poems.html
Her poetry is mostly inspired by observation, addresses the issues society would prefer not to talk about, and is firmly seeded in the oral tradition of storytelling. She specialises in micropoetry.
As it should be and feels like it always has,
we splay on our settee in the dinette.
You with laptop on your knee,
me immersed in words legs curled up,
maybe a toe touching your thigh.
Sometimes there is music or radio,
oftentimes not – even our own breaths dare
not disturb this wholly natural scene.