I’m really honoured to learn the news that I’ve been awarded a Patrick & Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in poetry for 2018. Naturally, I’m over the moon about this and my sincere thanks to the trustees of the Kavanagh Estate for selecting me.
Five new poems from my forthcoming collection Street Light Amber (Ward Wood, 2019) feature in Live Encounters: Poetry & Writing. The journal is published digitally and is designed and edited (beautifully) by Mark Ulyseas.
A further four poems from Street Light Amber appeared in The Rochford Street Review: Special Issue on Contemporary Irish Poetry. The journal is published digitally and is edited by Mark Roberts out of Sydney, Australia.
Just a reminder that my blog continues on into its seventh year. You will find close readings of poems, essays, articles, interviews and more besides. It can be found at Ampersand. I don’t post often, but when I do I hope it is something of substance!
Summer Rain is reviewed in the current issue of Books Ireland by poet Catherine Ann Cullen. You can read the full review here.
The collection also received an extended review earlier this year in The Dublin Review of Books .
Summer Rain was published in August 2016 by Ward Wood Publishing. You can read a number of poems, and recent reviews, of the collection here.