Karl Parkinson is a writer from inner-city Dublin. Sacred Symphony his third collection of poetry is published by Culture Matters. The Blocks his début novel was published to critical acclaim in 2016 by New Binary Press. In 2013 Wurmpress published his début poetry collection, Litany of the City and Other Poems, and his second poetry collection, Butterflies of a Bad Summer, was published by Salmon in 2016. His work has appeared in many anthologies. His work has been published in The Irish Times, RTE Culture, The Dublin Inquirer, The Stinging Fly, , Penduline(as the featured Irish writer in their Irish Issue), The Level Crossing, and many more.. Karl is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed live literature performers and has read by invitation at festivals and events in Ireland, the UK, the US and Canada. His work has been broadcast on RTE1’s Arena Arts show many times. In 2015, he featured on the Setanta Ireland live TV New Year’s Eve show, and in 2016 on RTE, and RTE Ten news.