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Published Prose/Fiction



Review of Lorna Siggins book Search and Rescue – True Stories of Irish Air-Sea Rescues and the Loss of R116 (Merrion Press) for The Irish Times Read More


Essay 'Reflections on Lough Derg' RTÉ Lyric Feature, LyricFM Read More

Poetry Masterclass - 'Removing the Scaffolding' Skylight 47 literary journal Read More


Essay 'A Poet Helms the Lifeboat' New Hibernia Review, Autumn/Fómhar 2021 Read More 


Review of John Glendays' Selected Poems (Picador) in Verseville Read More

Flash Memoir, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome published in A Page from My Life: A Selection of Stories from Ray D’Arcy Show Listeners (Harper Collins). Read More

In Behind the Poem - finding traces, Poetry Review, Poetry Society. Read More


Sing against the storm: 10 years of The Moth The directors and 10 contributors reflect on one of Ireland’s best literary magazines in the Irish Times Read More

Flash fiction The Man in Bed Eight is published in the Irish Times. With thanks to Martin Doyle, Books Editor at the paper Read More

Contributor to 'Valentine’s Day: Impress them with these love poems', Irish Times Read More


Review of Graham Allen's The Madhouse System (New Binary Press) and Alvy Carragher's

Falling in love with broken things (Salmon Poetry)online at The Stinging Fly website Read More

Flash Fiction Sage, published in Issue 1 of Banshee Read More

Short Story Digging Holes published in The Woven Tale Press Read More

Flash fiction The Lesson published in Bare Fiction literary journal Read More

Reading List: Poetry magazine, Poetry Foundation Read More

Review of Robin Robertson’s poetry collection ‘Hill of Doors’ in the Irish Times Read More

Account of my visit to the US Library of Congress to meet and listen to two US poet laureates, Charles Wright and Charles Simic in conversation with the editor of Poetry magazine, Don Share Read More

2018 Shortlisted in the Fish Flash Fiction Competition 2018

2016 Awarded 1st Prize in the Bare Fiction, Flash Fiction competition for 'The Lesson'. Judge Richard Skinner. Read More

2015 Commended in the Bare Fiction Flash, Fiction competition for 'Sage'. Judge Amanda Readman. 

2012 Winner 10 word Short Story Competition by @shortstoryday, as part of National Short Story Day.

2011 Winner Frank X Buckley Flash Short Story competition, Irish Writers' Centre

2011 Joint 2nd Prize Winner William Trevor/Elizabeth Bowen International Short Story competition

2009/10 ‘Idioms’ Shortlisted  Fish Publishing One-Page Story Prize

2009/10 ‘Digging Holes’ Shortlisted  Fish Publishing Short Story Prize



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