Polly Richardson (Munnelly) is a Dublin born poet now living and writing in Meath. She has been published both nationally and internationally in many anthologies and e-zine under the surname of Munnelly and more recently Richardson.
She is member of Navan writers group: The Bulls Arse and Cork based group Blackwater Poetry. Polly has been heard reading at open mic nights and festivals throughout Ireland including The Blackwater International poetry festival and on live links broadcasting internationally as part of the festival 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Her poems have featured on their poetry trail in 2014 and 2016.
She has also been heard reading at; The sunflower sessions, The Collective and Dublin writer’s forum summer bash (2015 ,2016, 2017 and 2018) Good thyme Thursday sessions, Blackbird Books and 2016 she was part of the ‘Awaken Your Soul’ event that was short listed for a Sabator award in London 2017. In 2017 she travelled to Amsterdam and was heard reading in Harrlem alongside Frisian Poet Tsead Brunja as part of a collective gathering of poets and musicians.
Some of her work has been published and appeared in the following outlets; Irish based Solstice Initiative Poetry Journals; Connections in 2012, Aqueous 2013. US based Mad Swirl Poetry Forum 2013 to 2016 where she is now a contributing poet. Songs for Julia anthology, Italian based e-zine Lotus Eater, Blue max review, Poems for Fukushima anthology and Twenty Seven signs anthology in 2014. The Sea anthology 2015, has worked included in Boyne Berries Anthology celebrating poet Francis Ledwigs 100th centenary 2017. Blue Nib e-zine 2017 & 2018 including a honourable commendation in their Second chap book contest by judge Kevin Higgins 2018, Flare 06 & 08 2018 and Nixes Mate Review Boston 2018. Her poem Fox Thought published by Mad Swirl was used as part of an initiative to inspire young artists in a local art school in Texas USA, inspiring incredible sculptures and drawings. And has two of her poems displayed on the poetry trail in Drogheda as part of Fleadh na hEireann 2018
She is currently working on her first collection.