Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Poethead on St. Brigid's Day 2017

Thanks to Christine Murray for including me in her amazing archive of contemporary Irish women poets.  Poethead is a wonderful fountain of poets and translators from Ireland and around the world and I am delighted to be a part of the story.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Longlisted for the Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Prize 2016

I received some lovely news today, the last day of January 2017, that I have been included in the
long-list for the #Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection 2016.

I feel a trip to #Wales is in the offing.

Shannonside Winter Music Festival - Bunratty

I was delighted to be invited to read as a guest poet as part of a group of poets from Ó Bhéal at the 2017 Shannonside Winter Music Festival in Bunratty on Saturday 21st Jan.

We had a nice time listening to a variety of different types of music early and late on Saturday.  The reading itself, on Saturday evening, was well attended with a good number of poets travelling from around the country to participate in the Ó Bhéal 5 Words and Open Mic.

Thanks to @Paul Casey for arranging the reading.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Cork Winter Warmer Poetry Festival

I was delighted to have been invited to read as part of the ÓBhéal Closed Mic at the Cork Winter Warmer Poetry Festival held at the Kino in Cork city in November 2016.  Thanks to Paul Casey for posting the video recording.

Reading at the Closed Mic - Winter Warmer Festival by Ó Bhéal: Cork's Weekly Poetry Event - Photo by Shane Vaughan.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Boyne Berries 20

My poem 'Rosa' has been published in Boyne Berries 20.  I attended the launch on 29th September 2016 and read 'Rosa' alongside other contributors.  We had a lovely evening celebrating the launch with members of the Boyne Berries Writing Group and other writers.

Thanks to Orla Fay for taking this photo of me reading 'Rosa'.

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Stanzas - Ekphrasia August Chapbook MMXVI

I am delighted to have 2 poems in the Stanzas August chapbook - Ekphrasia.

The chapbook was launched by Stanzas at the 'Hook & Ladder' in Limerick on Fri 19th Aug 2016.  The theme for the event was ‘Collaboration’.  The poets read their poems accompanied by two singers who were commissioned specially for the event.

Esther Conry and I collaborated in responding to one another's work - me in words and Esther in images.

Esther responded to my poem 'Seeds' and I in turn responded to a new image by Esther which turned into the poem 'Doorway'.

Stanzas have provided a live video of the event (best viewed on a mobile phone as it appears sideways and you need to switch off auto-rotate to view properly!).  My reading starts about 3 minutes in....  or view a separate video recording of these two poems.

Thanks to Shane Vaughan and the team at

The chapbook, hand made by Stanzas, contains work from 8 poets an 8 artists.