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While rooting through some old manilla folders last summer I discovered a batch of early poems. I only vaguely remember writing them but the material proved a pleasant surprise. I thought to make them available as a chapbook on my blog to finally give them some small life out in the world. I hope you might enjoy them. What the Crow Saw: Poems 1994.

I’m really honoured to learn the news that I’ve been awarded the Patrick & Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry for 2018, alongside poet Catherine Ann Cullen. 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!


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