Looking forward to facilitating this poetry workshop at the Seamus Heaney Homeplace in August. Book Tickets
Lovely to see ‘Island’ reviewed in the latest Poetry Ireland Review. Many thanks to David Butler for taking the time with the collection.
Delighted that Damian Smyth, Head of Arts and Literatures at Art Council NI, has selected ‘Island’ as one of his ‘summer reads’.
A recent interview with NVTV
I was recently involved in a project with Belfast Print Workshop, writing in response to archive pieces. Here’s what emerged –
Damian Smyth, Head of Literature & Drama at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, will launch my new collection, ‘Island’ published by Doire Press, on Wednesday 25th April at 7.30pm at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast.
Delighted to reveal the cover of my new collection ‘Island’ which will be launched at the Crescent Arts Centre on Wednesday 25th April, 2018, at 7.30pm.
Cover design by Lisa Frank @ Doire Press, Image from painting ‘Copeland Island Lighthouse’ by Hamilton Sloan.
Interview by Paul Stephenson
Poet and interviewer, Paul Stephenson, posed plenty of thought-provoking questions in this interview about growing up, starting to write, my books, the writing life and what I’m up to next.
Delighted to be helping to launch Emma McKervey’s debut poetry collection ‘The Rag Tree Speaks’ at Crescent Arts Centre on Monday 25th September at 6.30pm.
Thanks to the Arts Council Northern Ireland for all their support. My new collection will be published by Doire Press in Spring 2018.
Was honoured to be part of this fantastic event celebrating young writers.
SABOTEUR AWARDS 2017
Many thanks to all those who nominated Copeland’s Daughter in the Best Poetry Pamphlet of the Saboteur Awards. I’m delighted to say it has made the shortlist.
Voting remains open for the month of April and the results are announced in London on 13th May. If you liked the pamphlet, please consider giving it a vote. Thank you.
The Woman on the Other Side has been shortlisted for the Shine/Strong Award 2017
Copeland’s Daughter now available.
THE 30th POETRY BUSINESS PAMPHLET COMPETITION
New work to be published in pamphlet following competition win.
‘This collection deserves a high place in the tradition of the poet as naturalist. Precise description rendered in physical language lifts these poems off the page and into the sensory ken of the reader. One poem, “The First Lighthouse” should be read in every classroom.’ – Billy Collins
Find out more on The Poetry Business website.
HAPPY POETRY DAY IRELAND!
Grab this great offer while you can. One day only! (28th April 2016)
I’M OFF TO THE OTHER SIDE!
Delighted to say I’ll be travelling to Tasmania this autumn to read at the Tasmania Poetry Festival. Can’t wait to revisit this beautiful island and share some of my Tassie poems.
‘The Woman on the Other Side’ has arrived safely in Tasmania. A series of poems in the collection was inspired by a visit to this beautiful island a few years ago. I’m delighted to say I’ve been invited to read at the Tasmania Poetry Festival this autumn.
Funeral Services NI launch 2016 Poetry Competition
Ready to Launch!