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Emma Must

 Poet

 
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Emma Must is a poet living in Belfast. Formerly a full-time environmental campaigner, in 2021 she completed a PhD in English (Creative Writing) at Queen’s University Belfast, focusing on ecopoetry and ecocriticism. Her debut poetry pamphlet Notes on the Use of the Austrian Scythe (2015) won the Templar Portfolio Award. Her poem ‘Toll’ won the Environmental Defenders Prize in the 2019 Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry and is included in Out of Time: Poetry from the Climate Emergency, edited by Kate Simpson (Valley Press, July 2021) - an Autumn 2021 Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and one of 'The best poetry books of 2021' (Guardian, 6 December 2021).

Photo by Malachi O'Doherty.

 

Spring / Summer 2022

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Banshee

Issue #13 

Spring/Summer 2022

Includes a new poem from 'The Finds'

What Northern Ireland Means to Me

edited by Allan Leonard and Julia Paul 

Published April 2022

Shared Future News

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Winter 2021 / 2022

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Under the Radar 

Issue 28

January 2022

Includes a new poem 'Bourne'.

What Northern Ireland Means to Me

Shared Future News

Podcast

8 January 2022

Presented by Julia Paul. Photos by Allan Leonard.

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The North

Issue 67

January 2022

Includes a new poem 'Scales'.

Trumpet

Issue 10

December 2021

Edited by Mícheál McCann. The issue features poets and poetry in Northern Ireland, 2021. Includes a new poem 'Gongoozling'.

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Hold Open the Door

Museum of Literature Ireland

Podcast

December 2021

Poets Bebe Ashley, Emma Must and Sinéad Morrissey in conversation. Presented by Professor Margaret Kelleher of UCD. Hold Open the Door is a commemorative anthology from the Ireland Chair of Poetry and UCD Press, published in 2020. 

 

Out of Time: Poetry from the Climate Emergency

2021

'Toll', winner of the Environmental Defenders Prize in the 2019 Ginkgo Prize, is included in Out of Time: Poetry from the Climate Emergency, edited by Kate Simpson (Valley Press, July 2021). 

- an Autumn 2021 Poetry Book Society Special Commendation

- one of 'The best poetry books of 2021', Guardian, 6 December 2021

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Emma acknowledges the kind assistance and support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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