Poems

from 'The Finds' 

Published in Banshee, Issue 13, Spring/Summer 2022

'Bourne'

Published in Under the Radar, Issue 28, January 2022

'Scales'

Published in The North, Issue 67, January 2022.

'Gongoozling'

Published in Trumpet, Issue 10, December 2021, edited by Mícheál McCann.

'Toll'

Winner of the Environmental Defenders Prize in the 2019 Ginkgo Prize. Performed at the awards ceremony by Rishi Dastidar. First published in the 2019 Ginkgo Prize Ecopoetry Anthology. Included in Out of Time: Poetry from the Climate Emergency, edited by Kate Simpson (Valley Press, July 2021) - a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and one of 'The best poetry books of 2021' (Guardian, 6 December 2021).

Winner of second prize in the 2013 Strokestown International Poetry Awards. Published in a pamphlet of the same title by Templar Poetry (2015) Included in: New Poets from the North of Ireland, edited by Sinéad Morrissey and Stephen Connolly (Blackstaff Press, 2016); Dark Mountain 10: Uncivilised Poetics, edited by Em Strang et al (Autumn 2016); and The Best New British and Irish Poets 2017 (Eyewear, 2017). Performed on the Opening Day of the Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy, September 2016.

First published in The Honest Ulsterman, July 2014; revised version included in New Poets from the North of Ireland (Blackstaff Press, 2016). Included on the Poetry Jukebox, Crescent Arts Centre (Spring 2018). Performed at the Freedom of the City of Belfast events in the Ulster Hall for President Bill Clinton & Senator George Mitchell, 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (April 2018), & Sir Kenneth Branagh (January 2018). Performed at the Arts and Business Awards (Jan 2020) by HIVE choir.

Published in an earlier version in Dark Mountain, Issue 9 (Spring 2016). This version first published on the Cambridge Writing Retreat website (June 2020)

'To the Pump House'

Published in Poetry Ireland Review, Issue 127 (2019), edited by Eavan Boland

Commissioned by the Courtauld Institute of Art for RES FEST (2018) in collaboration with the Ulster Museum and the Seamus Heaney Centre. Published in that all I'd seen would be left untranslated (Seamus Heaney Centre, 2018)

First published in The Tangerine, Issue 2, 2017 Included in Writing Home: The 'New Irish' Poets (Dedalus Press, 2019)

'Motorway'

Published in Here We Stand: Women Changing the World, ed. Helena Earnshaw and Angharad Penrhyn Jones (Honno, 2014)

'Where the Wild Things Are'

Commended in the 2016 Resurgence Poetry Prize.

'Snow Core' & 'Mackerel Sky'

'Umbels'

Published alongside a beautiful illustration by Martina Scott in Freckle, Issue 7 (Autumn 2018)

'Snedding' & 'Room Air'

Published, with a short prose response to a questionnaire devised by editor Vona Groarke, in Poetry Ireland Review, Issue 118: 'The Rising Generation' (2016)

'Nice Weather'

'Box'

'Float'

'Holding Candles'

Published in The Open Ear, Issue 3, Summer 2013

'Lockjaw'

Published in Abridged 0_32: Lockjaw (no date)

Three Poems: 'Belfast Pastoral', 'Narcissi', 'Different Planets'

'Warming Butter' & 'Worry Lists'

Published in Abridged 0_29 : Primal (no date)

First published in Abridged 0_10: Haunted (no date)

 

Snedding

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