Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize
I was one of ten shortlisted for the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize in February. You can read the poem 'The Names of the Winds' on Southword on-line poetry magazine. Patrick Cotter's kind comments on the poem are here.
Writers' Week Listowel
My poem 'Conversations with the Dead' won the single poem competition at Listowel Writers' Week this year and I was able to attend the awards ceremony and a wealth of readings and events. You can read the winning poem on the Poetry page above.
I've been reading from my third book of poems The Fever Wards (Salt) over the past year - in Berlin, at the Poetry on the Lake festival in Orta, Italy, at the Joyce Foundation in Zurich and at the Universities of Basel and Bern.
ThinkShop, Paul Doolan's eclectic Zurich blog, hosts an interview with me here