Jim Crickard is a poet living in Cork City, originally from North Kerry. His poetry is camp, entertaining work exploring culture, sexuality and identity. He is the reigning Munster Poetry Slam Champion and placed third in the All Ireland Poetry Slam (2022). A poem he wrote was included in the Cork Words 3 Anthology, thanks to Cork City Library. In 2022, he was invited to perform in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Glór, Ennis. An installation of his poem ‘Sex in the Housing Crisis’ was placed in Tramore Valley Park, by Cork City Council and Cork City Library. In 2020 his work was broadcasted on RTÉ Arena and he performed the First Fortnight Festival. He represented Cork in the Cork-Coventry Twin Exchange. As part of the exchange, he released a chapbook, Southern Syllables, co-authored by Molly Twomey. In 2019 Poetry Ireland selected him for Versify and he performed at Dublin Fringe. He placed second in the 2019 All Ireland Poetry Slam Final. He won the Cuirt Spoken Word Platform in 2018 and was awarded a slot to perform in Electric Picnic. He was shortlisted for the O’Bheal International Five Words Challenge in 2017. Twin Skies Cork Coventry Twin Cities Anthology (2021), Automatic Pilot (2018), A New Ulster (Ireland, 2019), O’Bheal Five Word Anthology (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021).