Karl Parkinson is a writer from inner-city Dublin. Butterflies of a Bad Summer is his second collection of poetry. The Blocks his début novel was published in 2016 by New Binary Press.
Karl is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed live literature performers and has read by invitation at festivals and events in Ireland, the UK, the US and Canada. His work has been broadcast on RTE1’s Arena Arts show many times. In 2015, he featured on the Setanta Ireland live TV New Year's Eve show and has featured on RTE Entertainment.ie. In 2016 he had a short documentary film made by FilmBase about him and his work, Poet From The Block, which also featured in The Irish Times, it can be viewed online.