Patrick Chapman

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Patrick Chapman
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Patrick Chapman is an Irish poet, writer and screenwriter, born in 1968.[1]

Chapman's first published work was Jazztown, released in 1991 by Raven Arts Press. This was followed five years later by The New Pornography, a collection of poems described as "darkly humorous" by The Irish Times.[2] His story collection, The Wow Signal (Bluechrome Publishing ISBN 9781904781752) was published in 2007. He also wrote the Doctor Who audio drama, "Fear of the Daleks" (Big Finish, 2007).

Based on his own published story of the same name, he wrote the short drama film Burning The Bed, which starred Gina McKee and Aidan Gillen. Burning The Bed was a prizewinner at the 2004 Worldfest film festival in Houston, Texas[3] and was also named Best Narrative Short at the DeadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[4]

Chapman has also written five episodes of the children's television series, Garth and Bev, for Kavaleer Productions.[5] This aired on RTÉ in 2009 and Cbeebies in 2010, and has worldwide distribution.[6]

Chapman is the co-founder, along with writer Philip Casey, of, which seeks to create "a place where readers could find books no longer available elsewhere, and where writers could get a new audience for their texts, while stimulating interest in their work as a whole" and where all the books are placed on the site under a Creative Commons License.[7][8]


Poetry Collections[edit]

His poetry collections include:[9]


  • The Wow Signal (Bluechrome, 2007)
  • The Negative Cutter (Arlen House, 2014)


  • Burning the Bed (Songway Films/Fantastic Films, 2003)

Audio Play[edit]



  1. ^ "Irish Writers Online". Patrick Chapman. Irish Writers Online. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  2. ^ Fred Johnston (3 August 1996). "Northern life before the Troubles Collected Poems 1943–1995 by Roy McFadden Lagan Press, 355pp, 7.95; The New Pornography by Patrick Chapman Salmon, 68pp, 65.99; The Devil Himself by John Hughes Gallery Press, 46pp, 10.95/5.95". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Ten Irish Productions Win at Texas Worldfest". Markets News. The Irish Film & Television Network. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  4. ^ "the Dublin Quarterly". Patrick Chapman – Poems. The Dublin Quarterly. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Animation/ Garth and Bev (2009)". Film Directory. the Irish Film Board. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  6. ^ John McAuliffe (26 February 2011). "Searing sketches of a suburban childhood". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  7. ^ Staff writer (29 April 2006). "New life for old books". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Out of print? Not for long". Irish Independent. 30 April 2006. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Interview with Patrick Chapman". TheShortReview -Spotlight. TheShortReview. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  10. ^ "Doctor Who: Fear of the Daleks (The Companion Chronicles #2)". Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Fear of the Daleks by Patrick Chapman". Doctor Who Reference Guide. Dominique Boies. Retrieved 4 April 2012.

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