Karl Parkinson a writer from inner-city Dublin. 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, journals and newspapers, including If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song (Dedalus Press), The Deep Hearts core: Irish poets revisit a touchstone poem (Dedalus Press). The Irish Times, RTE Culture, The Stinging Fly. Karl is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed live literature/spoken word performers. 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 Entertainment.ie, and RTE Ten news.