As A member of Women Aloud NI
I was delighted to be selected to read at
Culture Day 2019 in The Belfast Central Library.
I was honoured to take part in #poetryDayIR @LabeLLit organised For Poetry Day IRL 2018, Belfast-based poet Maria McManus has recruited more than 60 poets to join her in sharing luggage labels (20 each) with a micro-poem of their own – a micro-literature response to the world, across the world. There are poets in Australia, USA, Spain, Portugal, England, Wales, and all over Ireland, north and south.
Colin and Geraldine Dardis
We had a great time in Omagh last night for the inaugural The Omagh Literary Festival: Honouring Benedict Kiely Poetry Slam! Very much uncharted territory for us, so we were delighted and impressed by the quality of poetry on display.
Congratulations go to Nathan Elout-Armstrong, our slam winner, whose poem on why you should never date a poet just pipped an excellent showing from runner-up John Harding and fellow finalists Paddy Montague and Sarah Grimes.
A big thank you to Strule Arts Centre, Omagh for providing an excellent venue for us, and to the board of the festival for inviting us to host the slam, especially Gerard McCabe who assisted us with judging. Special thanks also to Omagh poet Aine MacAodha who was our guest reader and fellow judge, who gave an excellent reading of her work to an appreciate hometown crowd.
Don't Be Afraid' An Anthology to Seamus Heaney.
Editor Karen Bowles.
Five poems in June issue of Episteme magazine 2015
Poem, 'Pollnaght Mountain' was recently published in an Italian anthology translated by Federica Galetto.
Issue 27 of A New Ulster ~https://sites.google.com/site/anewulster/issue-twenty-seven
Issue 15 Boyne Berries
Ebook, Where the Three Rivers Meet' published by The Argotist Online
Revival' issue 27
'Best of Pirene's Fountain' anthology, sixty-five poets from the first five years, 2008/2012
Paper Girl Belfast
World Haiku review vol 6
Peony Moon Blog
Thefirstcut issues ~ #7 thefirstcut #6 thefirstcut
Poems published in ~ Diogen Pro Arts Magazine
poems and Haiku published in ~
My essay, 'Omagh' has been published in the latest issue of Luciole Press edited by Karen Bowles.
Luciole Press Blog
poems recently published and translated into Turkish in Soylesipoetrymagazine,com/ ~ ( magazine may be off line now)
My poem Chicago in the ~ Glasgow Review
Two of my poems have appeared on the Celtic Myth Podshow ~ Celtic Myth Podshow
My Poem 'Memories' is included in this new issue of TTQ also a great interview with Desi Di Nardo.
The Toronto Quarterly
New poems published with Pirene's Fountain ~
World Haiku Review, Vol. 6, Issue 3, Enniscorthy Echo, Peony Moon, The Glasgow Review, Celtic Myth Podshow, The Toronto Quarterly, Issue 1&2 of soylesi poetry magazine, Debris Magazine, Pirene's Fountain, Essays and poetry at Luciole Press, Irish Haiku Society, Shamrock Haiku Journal, Interviewed by poet and broadcaster Mike Marcellino on blog talk radio and read a few poems. My work is also translated into Turkish Part of The Conversation International Poetry Project.
Many thanks to Oonagh Moore owner and designer of Lotus Graphic Design who created the recent Sperrin tourism leaflet and featured an extract of one of my poems, I am so delighted over this, please check out her designs at the link below ~
Member of Shamrock Haiku and Irish Haiku Society ~ http://www.freewebs.com/irishhaiku/poetsm.htm
Short listed for The Brian Moore short story
Doghouse Anthology of Irish Haiku
titled, Bamboo Dreams.
A New Ulster issue 10, 2, 4, and 27
New Year Poem on Poethead blog