Poetry

My first chapbook, Circumference, is set between the 1930’s and 1950’s and tells of the teenage years and adult return of its hero Tommy Martin to his home town of Pepperell, MA. It is planned to be the first volume of a trilogy called American G.I.
Circumference was published in August 2018 by Finishing Line Press.

My second chapbook, Carcass, is forthcoming in 2020 from Seven Kitchens Press.
My first full-length collection, Nightlight, is forthcoming in 2022 from Salmon Poetry.

In 2017, I founded and continue to edit Impossible Archetypean international journal of LGBTQ+ poetry which publishes biannually in March and August.

I have had numerous publications since I started submitting work for consideration in 2012. For a full list of these (and other publications) please visit the publications page.

Awards/Mentorships etc.
– Highly Commended in the 2019 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Awards
– 2nd Place in the 2019 Bray Literary Festival Competition (with ‘Vegas Epithalamion’)
 Read on RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena, 20th June 2019
– Hennessy New Irish Writing Award February 2019
– Awarded a mentorship for 2018/2019 with Nell Regan under Words Ireland’s National Mentorship Scheme
– Circumference was a finalist for the 2017 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize
– One of the winners of Sibling Rivalry Press’ HBO/Looking Competition, with the poem ‘The New World’
– Co-founded and co-curated Well-Versed, a monthly evening of LGBTQ+ poets from Jan 2015 – March 2016
– 2015 Glitterwolf Poet Laureate

A complete Writing CV is available on request.

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