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

NOT4U Collective: Poetry Marathon

This Thursday 17th May we will be hosting our first event as the NOT4U collective, in support of Together for Yes. Full details here! This poetry fundraiser will provide a platform for queer, trans, female, and non-gender conforming voices. BYOB & suggested donation of €5 on the door. All contributions, small or large, very much … Continue reading NOT4U Collective: Poetry Marathon

Rag Queen Periodical

My poem D-E-R-M-A-T-I-L-L-O-M-A-N-I-A was published earlier this month with Rag Queen Periodical & I feel so wonderfully lucky to be part of their first issue! They are a pretty stellar publication, who promote the work of femme and non-binary writers. beneath scanning hands scouting gulls my entire body becomes something that can’t be helped a place that … Continue reading Rag Queen Periodical

BODY D – Three Fates Zine, Bath Time

I'm terribly pleased to have my poem BODY D included in the latest issue of Three Fates Press, a Dublin based literary collective who regularly publish zines.  For this issue we were asked to submit work on the theme of water, particularly investigating our relationship to the element. I find a great deal of comfort in … Continue reading BODY D – Three Fates Zine, Bath Time

Book review: Autonomy, Kathy D’Arcy (2018)

Last month I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at Kathy D'Arcy's much anticipated new book 'Autonomy'. A collection of poetry/essays/memoirs/poems which was published by New Binary Press, and explores themes of bodily autonomy in conjunction with the Repeal movement. “If a person does not have the right to decide what happens to her … Continue reading Book review: Autonomy, Kathy D’Arcy (2018)