Pleased to have a poem from Talking the Owl Away included in this lovely anthology, published by Oneworld on 1st of October 2020. My poem's in the Northern Ireland section of the anthology and is about the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in Co. Antrim.
RTE Short Story Competition
I was overjoyed to receive third prize in this year's RTE Short Story Competition. There were a record number of entries - over 4,000 in this lockdown year. My story 'The Shape on the Strand' was broadcast on Late Date, on Wednesday, 30th September. You can listen to the story and read the text here: www.rte.ie/culture/2020/0909/1164155-rte-short-story-shortlist-2020-the-shape-on-the-strand/
Digital launch of Issue 130 of Poetry Ireland Review
My poem Lament of the Virus appears in this issue.
Launch of Talking the Owl Away
Looking forward to the publication of my new pamphlet 'Talking the Owl Away' which won one of Templar Poetry's annual Iota Shot Awards. It will be launched at Templar's summer poetry festival at Keats House in London on Sunday 3rd June 2018. Details below:
And in other news...
My poem 'Maínis' was highly commended in the Rialto Nature Poetry Competition, judged by Michael Longley