Matthew Geden

Genres: Cork | Interviewer | Irish Writing | Poetry | Professional Development

Matthew Geden was born and brought up in the English Midlands, moving to Kinsale in 1990. His work has been featured in many anthologies, journals and magazines. He has published several collections of poetry including The Place Inside with Dedalus Press and most recently Fruit published by SurVision Books in 2020. He currently reviews fiction for the Irish Examiner and poetry for Poetry Ireland Review. In 2017 he set up Kinsale Writing School providing a resource for local and international writers. He runs workshops and teaches on the MA Creative Writing programme at UCC. In November 2019 he was Writer in Residence at Nanjing Literature Centre, China. He is the current Writer in Residence for Cork County Library and Arts Service. Matthew’s forthcoming collection of poetry will be published by Doire Press in Autumn 2022.


Arts Council - funding literature
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Places West Cork Islands
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
Maritime Hotel