News

2017

Shortlisted in the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year competition (IR)

 

Two poems forthcoming in Stand (UK)

 

A poem forthcoming in Crannóg (IR)

 

 

2016

Third prize winner in the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year competition (IR)
judged by Niamh Boyce

 

Shortlisted in the Poets Meet Politics Competition (IR)

 

“My Heart Stops” published in Poetry Wales, Issue 52.2, Winter 2016
“One Short Prayer” appeared in Poetry Wales, Issue 52.2, Winter 2016

 

“Please Everyone Stop Dying” appeared in Stand (UK), 14.3 Autumn 2016
“Monochrome” published in Stand (UK), 14.3 Autumn 2016
“The Great Dark Spot” appeared in Stand (UK), 14.3 Autumn 2016

 

“Good Night, Wroclaw” featured in The Level Crossing (Dedalus Press) (IR), Issue No. 1 June 2016

 

“Flashes” included in An anthology of poems from the Poets Meet Politics Competition (IR)

 

“Travel Notes” published in Envoi (UK), Issue 172, February 2016
“Galway Ghazal” appeared in Skylight 47 (IR), Issue 6, Winter/Spring 2016

 

 

 

2015
Shortlisted in the Plough Prize, (UK), judged by Carol Ann Duffy

 

Shortlisted in the Single Poem Competition, Listowel Writers’ Week, (IR) , judged by Harry Clifton

 

Commended in the Poets Meet Politics Competition, (IR)

 

Selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series 2015

 

Reading at International Literature Festival Dublin, (IR)

 

Reading at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway, (IR)

 

“Thank You, Ms Herbert” published in Orbis (UK), Issue 174, Winter 2015

 

“Indisputable Truth” published in Orbis (UK), Issue 174, Winter 2015

 

“Her Mother Hides in the Wardrobe” included in Hallelujah For 50ft Women, an anthology by Bloodaxe Books

 

“Under the Meteor Shower” published in The Stony Thursday Book (IR), No 14 Autumn 2015

 

“Mother” featured in Under the Radar (UK), Issue Fifteen Summer 2015

 

“From Michael” appeared in Obsessed with Pipework (UK), Issue 70

 

“First Lieutenant Adam Klepacki” published in An anthology of poems from the Poets Meet Politics Competition (IE)

 

“The First Letters of the Alphabet” appeared in The Rialto (UK), Issue 82, Winter 2015

 

“Preferences” published in Envoi (UK), Issue 169, February

 

 

 

2014

Shortlisted in the Bridport Prize, the UK, judged by Liz Lochhead

 

Shortlisted in the Plough Prize, the UK, judged by Liz Lochhead

 

Commended in the Poets Meet Politics Competition, Ireland, judged by Bernard O’Donoghue

 

Placed second in North West Words Poetry Prize, Ireland

 

Reading at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway, Ireland

 

Reading at Clifden Arts Festival, Ireland

 

Featured Reader at Over the Edge Open Reading, Galway, Ireland

 

“To Make it Through” included in Emerge Literary Journal Anthology (US), Vol.II

 

“A Funeral Reception” Skylight 47 (IE), Issue 3, Winter 2014

 

“Great-Grandma” featured in An anthology of poems from the Poets Meet Politics Competition (IE)

 

“Reading Bilingual Poetry Edition” published in Poetry Cornwall (UK), Issue 41

 

 

2013

Nominated for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, (UK)

 

Commended in North West Words Poetry Prize, (IR)

 

Reading at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway, (IR)

 

“Aspects of Fredrik Beer” published in THE SHOp (IE), Issue 43, Autumn Winter 2013

 

“Love from Oslo” and four other poems appeared in Kavya Bharati (India), No 25, Autumn 2013

 

“From the West Coast” published in THE SHOp (IE), Issue 42, Summer 2013

 

“Granny” featured in Skylight 47 (IE), Issue 2, Summer 2013

 

“Autobiography” published in Orbis (UK), Issue 163, Spring 2013

 

“Almost Paradise” appeared in Poetry Wales (UK), Issue 48.4, Spring 2013

 

“What I Love About the World is its Roundness” appeared in Skylight 47 (IE), Issue 1, Winter 2013

 

 

2012

Seven poems published in Wayword Tuesdays – An Anthology by the Tuesday Knights (IE)

 

“I Consider my Home Planet” published in Crannóg Magazine (IE), Issue 31, Autumn 2012

 

“To Make it Through” published in Emerge Literary Journal (US), Issue 4, October 2012

 

“Stockholm Syndrome” published in Revival Literary Journal (IE), Issue 23, July 2012