The poet McCarthy hates talking about himself in the third person, but... he lives in the west of Ireland where he works for his employers, his sins, his mistakes and those bunch of bastards that send him credit card bills every month. It's not all doom and gloom and in recent years his poetry has travelled with him around the world, popping up in the occasional journal, magazine and anthology. In 2005 he hosted The Voice and The Verse series of performances in Galway and in 2006 he dug from Australia clean through to Ireland to start all over again. Maverick Press was launched along with fellow partner in (c)rymhe, Stephen Murray. No, Stephen Murray wasn't launched, but fair play to him, he did the bulk of the work. In 2007 The Voice & The Verse featured at The Prague Fringe Festival and who knows what will happen in the future ladies and gents. Who knows, I ask ya.