John Carew was born near Lough Gur Co Limerick, in November, 1959. He is one of nine children and still lives within sight of Lough Gur. John works as a truck driver for Willowranch Farms of Granagh.
He is a self-taught poet and story teller, and many of his works are influenced by Old Ireland, so his stories are told from memory in the old seanachaÃ style. John is also influenced by the myths and legends of Lough Gur, and he has a great interest in World War 1 and they are sometimes reflected in his poems and stories. He also likes to write pieces with social comment in them.
Johnâ€™s poetry has been published in â€œRevival Literary Journalâ€, â€œPoetic Humourâ€, the â€œLough Gur and District Historical Society Journalâ€ and the â€œKnockainey Journalâ€.