With You: Withdrawn Poetry of the #MeToo Movement

I'm very happy to say that I have some poetry included in an upcoming project with Peach Magazine which will be released later this month. With You: Withdrawn Poetry of the #MeToo Movement features fourteen poets who withdrew work from journals and publishing houses following the #MeToo movement's exposure of literary gatekeepers. With an introductory essay … Continue reading With You: Withdrawn Poetry of the #MeToo Movement

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Living Proof: A Night of Visual Art, Poetry & Live Performances

This Saturday evening (18th august) I am lucky enough to be involved in 'Living Proof': an evening of visual art, poetry and live performances in the Tara Building. Hosted by the incomparable Caoimhe Donnelly, all proceeds will be donated to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. *TRIGGER WARNING: Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Trauma* Abuse and trauma still … Continue reading Living Proof: A Night of Visual Art, Poetry & Live Performances

Cailleach Zine Launch

In Irish mythology the Cailleach is a divine hag & a creator/weather/ancestor deity. She is also commonly known as the Cailleach Bhéara, Bheur(ach) or simply the Queen of Winter. On 31st July in Dublin's own A4 Sounds, we launched our first collaborative zine 'Cailleach' as the NOT4U collective. Nestled among other wonderful visual art & poetry, it … Continue reading Cailleach Zine Launch

‘H’ is for Haggard: Monstrous Regiment

  I'm very pleased to say that one of my poems 'H' is for Haggard has been featured in the latest publication from Monstrous Regiment Magazine, titled 'Crimson'. My copy arrived in the post just yesterday. The poem is about rethinking past relationships when you're drunk, when you're brave and grappling with the associated emotions. Looking back … Continue reading ‘H’ is for Haggard: Monstrous Regiment

Interview Questions: Poetry In Context

Last week I was working with some current UCD literature students, answering interview questions by way of research for a course dedicated to Traditional and Contemporary Irish Literature and Culture. Those who contacted me wanted to focus their presentation on the feminist movement within the contemporary poetry scene in Dublin, and so I was very … Continue reading Interview Questions: Poetry In Context