One of the region’s most exciting spoken word performers - The Independent
Ciarán Hodgers is a multi-award winning Irish spoken word poet. Winner of the Sean Dunne Young Writers Award 2010, the International Pangaea Poetry Slam 2015 and the Word War 3 Slam Champ 2017, he was billed as one of Lingo's 2016 'Powerhouse Poets at the top of their game'.
I felt I saw the world anew because of his art. Most importantly I ask myself do I believe him? Has he changed me? The answer is yes on both counts. - Stephen James Smith
A peerless sense of how to capture the humour and poignancy of daily life -
He's been widely published around the UK and Ireland in journals and anthologies such as The Alphabet Club Anthology, Playerist, Boyne Berries, The Open Mouse, wordlegs, nofallingribbons, Poetry&Paint, First Draft, Bare Hands to name a few. Previously commissioned by Apples and Snakes, funded by IdeasTap and exhibited for NEU NOW festival in Amsterdam. He is a regular contributor a for The State Of The Arts Journal.
An exciting new voice - Anthony Anaxagorou
Passionate, lyrical and honest. - Joelle Taylor
Hodgers' stellar linguistic flourishes- Fran Lock
Ciarán Hodgers is to spoken word as Citizen Kane is to film. - Kieren King
Highlights include performing at The Royal Albert Hall for the National Poetry Slam & Poetry Rivals, being a "highlight" of Guy Garvey's Meltdown Festival in the Southbank Centre, Contact Theatre for FLARE festival, Lingo Festival, John Rylands Library for the European Science Open Forum, and New York's 'great weather for media' anthology launch and being shortlisted for the 2017 OutSpoken Prize for Page Poetry and the 2018 OutSpoken Prize for Performance.