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Poetry from Ireland & The UK

Editor Tracy Gaughan selects poetry by established and emerging poets from 
Ireland and The UK

Three poems by Fiona Pitt-kethley

Pitt-kethley’s intimate portrayals of spanish street scenes speak to larger socio-political issues within contemporary society.

Raine Geoghegan – Two poems

Geoghegan liberates sound in poems that celebrate the rich tapestry of gypsy folklore and culture.

4 Poems by Angela Graham

Poet and BAFTA Award winning TV producer, Angela Graham’s imaginative eloquence of language, embodies an exemplary ‘at-homeness’ in both the universal and the particular.

Rebecca Gethin – Five Poems

With a touch of the supernatural and sublime, Gethin writes of duplexities - of the sea and of the self.

4 poems by Kay Ritchie

Kay Ritchie’s work is widely published in magazines and anthologies and has performed at various events.

Three Poems by Sharon Larkin

Sharon Larkin's pamphlet was published by Indigo Dreams in 2019.

A poem by David Linklater

David Linklater’s pamphlet ‘Black Box’ was published with Speculative Books in 2018.

Pratibha Castle – Three Poems

We tune into memory throughout our lives. Castle’s poems act as a counterweight to their emotional power.

Marion Oxley – Four Poems

Lives lost, nature, the nurturing closeness of a parent - Marion’s poems often begin with memory, then multiply.

William Coniston – Three poems

Coniston’s explanatory verse enriches the dialogue between the poetic and the scientific.

3 poems by Gill Lambert

Gill Lambert’s first collection Tadaima was published by Yaffle in 2019

Poetry by Colin Bancroft

Colin Bancroft won the 2016 Poets and Players Prize. His pamphlet Impermanence is out in October 2020 with Maytree Press.

3 Poems by Dominic Fisher

Dominic Fisher's was the winner of the Bristol Poetry Prize. His collection The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Dead was published by The Blue Nib in March 2019.

2 Poems by Jim Ward

Jim Ward’s poem 2016 Proclamation was runner-up in the Galway Bay FM/Thoor Ballylee Poetry Challenge, 2017.

3 poems by Berni Dwan

Poet Berni Dwan was placed second in the Johnathan Swift Awards and was shortlisted for the Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award.

3 poems by Pam Thompson

Pam Thompson is a writer and lecturer. Her publications include The Japan Quiz ( Redbeck Press, 2009) and Show Date and Time (Smith | Doorstop, 2006) and Strange Fashion (Pindrop Press, 2017).

3 poems by Maeve McKenna

Maeve McKenna’s work has been placed in several international poetry competitions. She enjoys writing immensely, almost as much as she does avoiding it.

4 poems by Gillie Robic

Gillie Robic's first collection, Swimming Through Marble, was shortlisted and published in 2016 by Live Canon, who in October 2019, published her second collection, Lightfalls.

2 poems by Bernie Crawford

Bernie Crawford’s poetry has been published in The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, the North magazine, and elsewhere.

3 poems by Amanda Bell

Amanda Bell's first poetry collection First the Feathers (Doire Press, 2017) was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award.

3 poems by Michael Durack

Michael Durack’s publications include a memoir, Saved to Memory: Lost to View (2016) and a collection, Where It Began ( Revival, 2017.)

2 Poems by Caroline Johnstone

Caroline Johnstone has won the Waterways Storymaking Festival Award, Imprint Writing Award, and the Beyond Borders Round III competition.

4 Poems by James Finnegan

James Finnegan was shortlisted for the Hennessy Literary Award (2018) and highly commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Competition (2016, 2018).

3 poems by Belinda Cooke

Belinda Cooke's poetry includes Stem (the High Window Press, 2019) and her Days of the Shorthanded Shovelists forthcoming (Salmon Poetry).

4 poems by Oz Hardwick

Oz Hardwick's chapbook 'Learning to Have Lost' (Canberra: IPSI/Recent Work, 2018) won the 2019 Rubery International Book Award for Poetry.

Poetry by Kate Ennals

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4 poems by Eveline Pye

Eveline Pye's poem ‘Mosi-Oa-Tunya’ was chosen for the Twenty Best Scottish Poems of that Year. Her new collection ‘STEAM’, will be published by Red Squirrel Press 2021.

3 poems by Alun Robert

Poet Alun Robert’ work has been published widely, in 2019, he was a featured writer of the Federation of Writers Scotland.

Poet and novelist J.S. Watts

J.S. Watts is a UK poet and novelist who has published seven books

3 Poems by Rona Fitzgerald

Rona Fitzgerald’s poems are published in Poems for Grenfell, Onslaught Press 2018, #Me Too, Fair Acre Press, 2018, The Blue Nib issue 39 September 2019, Ramingo’s Porch 2020 among others

3 poems by Chrissie Gittins

Chrissie Gittins' third poetry collection Sharp Hills came out from Indigo Dreams in 2019. Her short story collection Between Here and Knitwear (Unthank Books) was shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards.

4 Pieces by emerging poet Jenny Middleton

As well as being a remarkable poet, Jenny Middleton is a full time mum. She balances writing with the chaos of family life.

Poetry by Peter O’Neill

Peter O’Neill is the author of six collections of poetry

3 poems by Neil Leadbeater

Neil Leadbeater’s latest publication is 'Penn Fields' (Littoral Press, 2019).

3 poems by Ruth Horsfall

Ruth Horsfall is a queer writer living and working in the UK. She has previously been published in Young Vagabond and Lipmag.

3 Poems by Paul Waring

Paul Waring’s debut pamphlet is ‘Quotidian’ (Yaffle Press 2019).

4 poems by Emily Bilman

Emily Bilman’s three poetry books are, A Woman By A Well (2015), Resilience (2015), and The Threshold of Broken Waters (2018) all published by Troubador Books

3 poems by Jonathan Humble

Jonathan Humble’s collection ‘Fledge’, will be published by Maytree Press in the summer of 2020.

4 poems by Abigail Elizabeth Ottley

Abigail Elizabeth Ottley is a former English teacher whose poetry and fiction are widely published

Novelist and emerging poet, Nick Browne

Emerging poet, Nick Browne is struvk by the changes brought about by lockdown.

Poetry by Marjory Woodfield

In this set of poem, Marjory Woodfield takes inspiration from travel.

3 poems by Camillus John

Camillus John is published in The Stinging Fly, RTÉ Ten, The Lonely Crowd, and others.

Poetry by Maria O’Rourke

Maria O’Rourke is a full-time author, currently studying for a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.

A poem by Suria Tei

Suria Tei obtained a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Glasgow.

From the poet, Mantz Yorke

Poet, Mantz Yorke takes his readers on a tour with these poems inspired by the landscape.

Eleanor Hooker – Four Poems

Eleanor Hooker's poetry captures the rhythms of the natural world, offering perspectives that are precisely observed, intense and intimate.

2 poems by Stuart Flynn

Stuart Flynn'sdebut poetry pamphlet was published in 2001 by the British literary journal Acumen.

Poetry by K.T. Slattery

K.T. Slattery received a special mention in the 2020 Desmond O’Grady Poetry Competition.

2 Poems by Tess Jolly

Tess Jolly has won both the Hamish Canham Prize and the Anne Born Prize

3 poems by David Slater

David Slater leads a poetry group in Newcastle upon Tyne. He completed an MA in creative writing at Northumbria University.

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