This Little World, my debut poetry collection, was published by Doire Press, 17 June 2017. Available in Charlie Byrne’s and Kennys’ Bookshops in Galway, The Ennis Bookshop in Ennis, and online here from Doire Press.
Reviews for This Little World
‘Obsignatores’, a poetic essay in Medieval Travel and Travellers Real and Imagined: Travel as Transformation ed., Prof. June-Ann Greeley, (ARC Humanities Press) Forthcoming in the U.S.
‘Scent’ in Gondal Heights, an anthology in response to the work of the Brontës, ed., Marie Lecrivain, (Sybaritic Press, Los Angeles) Forthcoming.
‘Lightstorming’ in The Stony Thursday Book ed., Nessa O’Mahony (Limerick City & County Arts Office, October 2018)
‘The Good Room’ in the Take Heart special edition of Spontaneity.org ed., Ruth McKee (April 2018) Online http://spontaneity.org/issue-14/the-good-room/
‘East’ in Poetry NI: Poems for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 ed., Colin Dardis (Poetry Northern Ireland, 2016) Online http://www.poetryni.com/poems-for-holocaust-memorial-day-2016.html
‘Grave Good’ in The Stony Thursday Book ed., Mary O’Donnell (Limerick City & County Arts Office, 2015)
‘At Sea’ in Wild Atlantic Words ed., John Bayliss Post (Hungry Hill Writing, 2015)
‘My Grief is Great’ in Rubicon: words and art inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis, ed., Marie Lecrivain (Sybaritic Press, Los Angeles 2015)
‘Clocháns, Killard’ and ‘Evening Fire on the Burren’ in Brain of Forgetting (Stone) eds., Bernadette McCarthy & Tom Jordan (Brain of Forgetting Press, Cork, 2015)
‘Limerick in Spring, 1918’ and ‘At Corranroo’ in The Stony Thursday Book ed., Peter Sirr (Limerick City & County Arts Office, 2014)
‘Upstream the Bliss of Heaven’ in Words on the Waves 2014 (Words on the Street, 2014)
‘An Cúirt’ (Fiction) in Crannóg 23 (Crannóg Media, 2010)
‘Wall’, excerpt from Unsettled – A West Bank Journal in The Galway Review (03 December 2017)
Four poems in The Rochford Street Review, Issue 22 on Contemporary Irish Poets ed., Mark Roberts (Australia, June 2017)
‘Where the land meets the sky.’ Photography in Al-Kehmia Poetica for U.S. National Women’s Month. Guest Editor Marie Lecrivain. ( 17 March, 2017)
‘The High Road’ in The Honest Ulsterman (February, 2017)
‘Afterlife I, II, III’
‘Nollaig na mBan’
Excerpt from Unsettled – a West Bank Journal (literary non-fiction)
‘Down’ (short fiction)
All in poeticdiversity Los Angeles (2012-2017)
Hennessy New Irish Writing – September 2017 Poetry Winner Irish Times (30 September 2017)
Several poems published in the Clare Champion in the Poets’ Corner column (2013-2017)
‘Five Years On – Remembering Heaney, Remembering Loss’ in the Irish Times Culture online
‘Walter Macken Centenary’ in the Clare Champion (2015)
Many articles, theatre & book reviews in SIN (2012-2014)
‘Seamus Heaney: A Month’s Mind’ in SIN (2013)
‘Karen has Libya on her mind’ in the Clare Champion (2011)
‘Postcard from the West Bank’ in the Irish Times (2008)
The Bangor Poetry Competition – exhibition of framed, handwritten poems, with other artworks as part of the Aspects Festival (September, 2018)
The Aldeburgh Collaborative – curated by Maria Isakova as part of her Aldeburgh Residency. A collaboration of poets writing collectively on one day from different maritime locations around Ireland, Britain, California and France; accompanied by photographs taken at each location. (31 August, 2018 and later)
‘This Water has Passion’ – Open-air spoken word event at Coole Park, Co. Galway. Filmed and organised as part of a series by Kevin Bateman 08 July 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZdOcnsA4UM
Take Heart popup – Art and Writing auction in aid of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, in conjunction with the Take Heart special edition of Spontaneity.org, May 2018
‘Seven Sisters’ poetry reading inspired by #Fired #HedgeSchool movement. See AWomanPoetsCanon.com At the Record Break Café, February 2018.
‘Exposition’ Artists respond to work by poems from the Clare Poetry Collective. Exhibition of art and poems at the Record Break Café, Ennis. My poem is ‘Turlough’ – from This Little World. (Exhibition from 25 Nov 2017 – Jan 2018.)
‘Can-do Poetry’ was one of 30 poems chosen to be exhibited around the city of Limerick for its Poetry Month, organised by the Limerick Writers’ Centre. (April 2017)
Artists created work in response to two of my poems for the exhibition ‘To Be or Naught To Be is Written in Sand’. The painting and copies of each poem were shown at Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare. (2015)
The Bangor Poetry Competition (2018) 2 poems
The Robert Monteith International Poetry Competition (2017)
UCHG/Cúirt Poems for Patience (2017, 2014)
Wild Atlantic Words Poetry Competition (Runner-up, 2015)
Words on the Waves Poetry Competition (Winner, 2014)
Anthony Cronin Poetry Prize (2018)
Dermot Healy Poetry Prize (2017)
Words on the Waves Poetry Competition (2016)
Over the Edge New Writer (2014)
Nominated for Listowel Pigott Poetry Prize 2018 – This Little World
Nominated for the 2018 Shine/Strong Award for best first collection – This Little World
‘Palmyra 2016’ nominated in Single Poem category at the 2017 Bórd Gáis Energy Irish Books Awards
An excerpt from Unsettled – A West Bank Journal (non-fiction) was nominated for Best of the Net in the U.S. (2014)
Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1. Broadcast 11 March 2018: poem ‘Joan-In Two Snapshots’
Arena [Arts programme], RTÉ Radio 1. Broadcast 28 July 2018: featured poet, marking publication of This Little World
The Poetry Programme, RTÉ Radio 1. Broadcast 23 April 2016 & 15 April 2017: Wrote the brief for the slot, and was interviewed about women’s poetry from WW1. Read three of the poems.
The Marian Finucane Show, RTÉ Radio 1. Broadcast ? 2005: Panel discussion on aspects of Romania. Reviewed the The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.
Reviews of other work
Other I was a journalist and Theatre & Literature Editor of SIN, the student newspaper of NUI Galway. In that role I published guest writer contributions from President Michael D Higgins, and the American writer and poet Thomas Lynch. I wrote articles, arts reviews, colour pieces, and edited other contributions.
I have written, produced, and presented my own radio work on W ild Atlantic Waves Radio 2014-2015, appeared on the Marian Finucane Show on RTE1 as a book reviewer.
Presently, I am a volunteer and committee member with Kinvara Community Radio, KINVARA FM. I present an Arts-focused show, The Western Skyline. You can listen to podcasts by accessing the Menu above. There are also older radio podcasts from my time with Wild Atlantic Waves student radio station.