Mon Petit Jardin operates in a much more intimate, contained world. There are also touches of Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley, as Wethered explores a world that straddles both stark vulnerability and grandeur.” - Lucy O'Toole

Hotpress

A poet turned musician, or, perhaps, the opposite, Christian Wethered is a delicate, slow-burning artist who explores life through his lens, with subtle song-writing and poetic lyrics” - James Hendicott

NME/ Goldenplec/ Dublin Live

Having gained acclaim on the Irish music scene with the release of his four singles, the album showcases his talent as a multifaceted artist with immense depth” - Arlene Harris

— Irish Daily Mail

Poetry

Christian Wethered has been published widely in Ireland and the UK. In 2017 he was in ‘Poetry Ireland Introductions Series’, and he has since featured in 'Poetry Ireland', 'The Moth' 'The Caterpillar', 'Ink, Sweat and Tears' and 'The Madrigal'. In 2018 he was anthologised in 'Writing Home’ (Dedalus), 'Local Wonders' (Dedalus) and ‘Best of New British and Irish Poets’ (Eyewear). Also this year, his work formed  part of the David Fox exhibition at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, while his first pamphlet, ‘I Don’t Love You’ (Eyewear) was published. In 2019 and he was runner up in 'Cafe Writers' 'Live Canon' and the 'Aesthetica' single poem competitions. In 2020 he was awarded a PhD Development Fund by UCD, as well as funding from 'Arts and Disability Ireland’. His debut full collection, 'Harbour', recently won the 2021 Hume Prize, and is due in 2022 with The Black Spring Press.

He is currently pursuing a PhD in Poetry at UCD, his thesis focusing on crossovers between poetry and song.  

 

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