Patrick Kehoe was born in 1956 in Enniscorthy, County Wexford where he still lives. His first poems were published by the late James Liddy in broadsheets published by Gorey Arts Centre and issues of The Gorey Detail. Early poems were also published in the Irish Press.
In recent times, his work has been heard on RTÉ Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany and RTÉ lyric fm, while poems have appeared in Even the Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry, Cyphers, Crannóg, The Irish Times, RTÉ Culture, Poetry Ireland Review, The Stony Thursday Book, Enniscorthy Echo, Natural Bridge, The Scaldy Detail, The Level Crossing, The Deep Heart’s Core, Red Lamp Black Piano, and Dust Motes Dancing in the Sunbeams.
Patrick Kehoe’s debut collection Its Words You Want
appeared in July 2011, published by Salmon Poetry. The Cask of Moonlight
was published by Dedalus Press in September 2014.
The poet composed the lyrics for the Sonny Condell/Patrick Kehoe album Seize the Day, released in 2017 (sonnycondell.com). He writes for RTÉ Entertainment and Culture.