Abridged Journal: Rosé

In July of this year, I fulfilled a long term goal of mine and had a poem 'Rosé' published with Abridged. The poem was inspired by a game my sister and I used to play as children, when we wrote letters to 'the fairies' who lived at the bottom of the garden. Unbeknownst to us, … Continue reading Abridged Journal: Rosé

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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

The John Hewitt Society, Summer School 2018

Last month I was lucky enough to receive a bursary from The Department of Foreign Affairs to attend the The John Hewitt Society summer school 2018. It was a really wonderful week, from which I benefited massively both creatively and personally. I met so many other talented writers, made new friends and developed work whilst attending workshops … Continue reading The John Hewitt Society, Summer School 2018

‘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