J Michael Tynan worked for 40 years at the Irish Examiner newspaper, acting as a senior sub-editor and equestrian correspondent.

His poetry has been published in journals in Ireland, the UK and USA and his latest work appears in the newly published Blue Mondays Poetry Anthology 2021, which he co-edited.

He is the co-writer of the winning entry in the 2019 Cork International Folk Festival Song Contest.

He has staged two solo exhibitions, featuring works combining his poetry and his photography.

Delving into film (scriptwriter/producer/director) has seen his first short, ‘Sorry’, premiere at Fastnet Film Festival and reach the semi-finals in Stockholm, Berlin and Madrid. He is making plans for his second film, ‘Leap of Faith’.

Image by J M Tynan