Frank Rafferty

Frank Rafferty

A one time mainstay of the Glasgow Punk scene. Frank Rafferty wandered off one day with little left in his head, bar his love for: rhymes and chimes, vast low music, blank (generational) verse, The Beats, cut-ups and mash-ups, oblique strategies, poetic techniques and a deep admiration of freaks, in all shapes and sizes.

Frank lives in Derry, Northern Ireland and performs his poetry and other material at various spoken word events, festivals and comedy clubs in Ireland and the UK.  Recent and upcoming performances  include: The Errigal Arts Festival (Donegal), Beatification (Manchester International Festival Fringe), Lambeth Country Show (Brockwell Park, Brixton), BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam.

He curates a regular spoken word slot for BBC Radio Foyle’s Mark Patterson Show

It is rumoured that he can be mesmerised by meat. He is still planning to publish his scurrilous opus The Sexual Mores Of Politicians and other Fascinating Facts about Fascists on a variety of platforms, all based in off shore tax havens.  A recent publication which has Included his work is the  Plymouth based  Itchy Monkey Press book: Factories Run By Robots (2018).

Frank is one of the organisers of the All Ireland Poetry Slam. He also works as co-ordinator of the Bluebell Arts Project, a story teller, poetry and creative writing facilitator, fundraiser, and occasional stand-up comedian and actor. He appeared in Game Of Thrones (as a wildling), having agreed to do so without any prior knowledge of the TV show or books. Such decisions inform his work.


August 8, 2019