#FeatureFriday – Steve Denehan

Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about Steve Denehan. Here is our twist on an interview.

  • A quote that inspires you:

  • Your writing process described as a song: Chris Whitley – From One Island to Another
  • You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:

I am sure that lots of people will say that they write simply because they have to write. That they have no choice but to let the words come tumbling out. That is not me. I love to write, I absolutely love to write, but I think…I hope…that if I could not write that I would find another way to express myself.

I have always written in some shape or form but really, up until a couple of years ago I expressed myself more often and more easily through art and playing sport. Then, shortly after I turned forty my body announced that the days of competitive sport were over. I was sure I would adapt easily to this but, in hindsight, I struggled.

Then, one day, I started to write with a little more discipline and found that it helped me to make sense of things, the world around me and the world inside me. So, I kept going and here I am. Actually, now that I think about it, maybe I do have to write after all…

  • What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?

The Whistling Man” published in Terror House Magazine

Placed fifth in the javelin in the 1991 Irish National Championships. Once walked past Pierce Brosnan on Grafton Street. Recent reviews include:

“I don’t understand this” – my Dad.
“Nope” – my Dad.
“What is going on in your head?” – my Dad.

I love writing.


Website: https://denehan.wixsite.com/website
Twitter:  @SteverinoD

See you next week, with another not-so-typical interview.

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Grace Black

Grace Black mingles with words as she navigates this realm.

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