What I write

I have been writing poetry and short stories for a long time, and my first novel, “Canticle,” was launched on May 15th this year.   

Poetry
I have had three collections of poetry published to date:
     “So Long, Calypso,” (Turas Press, 2017)
     “Snow at the Opera House” (New Island, 2002)
     “In Flight” (Lapwing, 1996).

My books are for sale on the Turas Press website: http://www.turaspress.ie

Many individual poems have also appeared in different publications, including: Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Times, The Shop, The Irish Pages,
     The Stinging Fly,  Flare and others.

If you would like to read a few of my most recently-published poems, visit: 
     Gutter Magazine 17, January 2018, http://www.guttermag.co.uk/
     Stepaway Magazine No. 22, 2017,   http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/3405
     Orbis 178, Winter, 2016 , http://www.orbisjournal.com/

Short Stories
My short stories have appeared in various publications.

    The Honest Ulsterman published “Underground”  in November 2017:  http://humag.co/prose/underground

   “The Games” appeared in The Irish Pages in 2009, Vol. 6, No.1:  

https://www.jstor.org/stable/41412623#page_scan_tab_contents 
Other stories have been published in Census, The Cork Literary Review and others. 

Awards
In 1999 I won the Hennessy/Sunday Tribune New Irish Writer of the Year Award  and the Poetry Award.

My story “Leopold’s Violin” was one of the 2011 Irish Writers Centre Lonely Voice showcase winners.

My first novel, “Canticle,” was a winner in the 2016 Irish Writers Centre/Greenbean Novel Fair. It has a whole page to itself, see below!