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The Ballad of Yellow Wednesday 

by Emma Must

published by Valley Press

8 December 2022

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The Book of Life:

Poems to Tide You Over 

edited by Grace Wells 

published by Dedalus Press

11 November 2022

includes Emma's poem 'After Ophelia'.

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Vital Signs 

Poems of Illness and Healing

edited by Martin Dyar

published by Poetry Ireland

12 October 2022

Poems by Eavan Boland, Raymond Carver, Imtiaz Dharker, Vona Groarke, Seamus Heaney, Miroslav Holub, Patrick Kavanagh, Paula Meehan, Paul Muldoon, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and many others, including Emma's poem 'Sirens'.

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What Northern Ireland Means to Me,

edited by Allan Leonard and Julia Paul

(Shared Future News, April 2022) includes a piece by Emma.

Out of Time: Poetry from the Climate Emergency, edited by Kate Simpson (Valley Press, July 2021), was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and a Guardian Book of the Year 2021. The anthology includes Emma's poem 'Toll', winner of the Environmental Defenders Prize in the 2019 Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry. Valley Press will donate 50p from each sale to Friends of the Earth.


Emma's debut poetry pamphlet Notes on the Use of the Austrian Scythe (2015) won the Templar Portfolio Award, sold out and has been reprinted.

A new poem 'Cone', along with a short essay about Sinéad Morrissey and Mimi Khalvati, is included in Hold Open the Door (UCD Press, 2020). The anthology also includes a poem by Bebe Ashley.


Writing Home: The 'New Irish Poets' (Dedalus Press, 2019) includes two poems: 'After Ophelia' and 'Cycling to IKEA'. 

Emma's prize-winning poem 'Notes on the Use of the Austrian Scythe' is included in The Best New British and Irish Poets 2017 (Eyewear, 2017). 


Washing Windows? Irish Women Write Poetry (Arlen House, 2017) includes 'Lagan Kingfisher'. 

'Sirens' was one of nine poems commissioned by Paul Muldoon for Rear-View Mirror (Poetry Ireland, 2017) - an anthology to honour the work of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.


Five of Emma's poems are included in New Poets from the North of Ireland, edited by Sinéad Morrissey and Stephen Connolly (Blackstaff Press, 2016).

Dark Mountain 10: Uncivilised Poetics (Autumn 2016), edited by Em Strang et al, includes contributions from Mark Rylance, John Kinsella, Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Vahni Capildeo, as well as Emma's poem 'Notes on the Use of the Austrian Scythe'.


Here We Stand: Women Changing the World, edited by Helena Earnshaw and Angharad Penrhyn Jones (Honno, 2014), includes Emma's chapter 'Twyford Rising: Poet Emma Must on how her attempt to save an ancient landscape from destruction left an indelible mark' and the poem 'Motorway'.

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