Born in Donegal 1959, I have been living in County Cork since 1986. My poems explore the nuances of memory and experience ranging from the personal and local to the universal and global. They include poems on life, love, humanity and nature to poems on refugees and war. Some of these poems have been published in Irish Examiner, Boyne Berries, ROPES, Stanzas, in the US peace journal DoveTales and online at HeadStuff.org, Picaroon Poetry, Poethead, The Incubator and Live Encounters.
My poetry was long listed for the Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Prize 2016 and the Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Competition. Two poems from the Debut Poetry Collection submission are published in the anthology, In the Cinnamon Corners.
A selection of my poems have been recorded by the UCD Poetry Archive - and were released on 26th March 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/user/ucdlibspecialcoll.
I am a founding member of Poets Abroad and organised the first reading by members of this group at Books Upstairs in Dublin in 2016.
I enjoy participating at the weekly Ó Bhéal poetry event in Cork organised by Paul Casey.