Notes from the Margins #47

29 09 2019

Okay, okay, it’s been less than three months (my usual speed) but I’ve had a lot of news.

FIRSTLY, and biggest of all big news possible, my full-length collection Nightlight has been accepted for publication with Salmon Poetry (!!!!!!!!!)

salmon contract

It’s coming mid-2022 and I can’t wait for you to read it! I still can’t quite believe it – it’s a dream come true!

SECONDLY,  I’m just back from Iniskeen where I was Highly Commended in this year’s Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award and read at their event. Here’s some pictures from the day:


THIRDLY, my poem ‘Vegas Epithalamion’ was awarded 2nd place in the Bray Literary Festival Competition by judge Nessa O’Mahoney, which is my first time ever being long and shortlisted in a poetry competition, never mind placing! I was on a plane home so sadly couldn’t attend the event.

bray lit

FINALLY, I had a blast hosting and reading at Takin the Mic in the Irish Writers Centre this weekend, with me aul mucker BeRn. A good night was had by all!

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P.S. I’ve a new poem out on Tuesday over at Animal Literary Magazine. It’s the title poem from my new chapbook, Carcass. Check it out (when it’s up!)