I have published three collections of poetry and a book of criticism. My poetry collections are These Days (Jonathan Cape 2004), Drives (Cape 2008) and Profit and Loss (Cape 2011). These Days won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and lead to me being selected one of 20 ‘Next Generation’ Poets by the Poetry Book Society; Profit and Loss was Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and nominated for the T.S. Eliot Prize. I have also won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, a major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council N.I.; the 17th Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Prize for Irish Poetry and the AWB Vincent American Ireland Literary Fund Award. I am writer in residence at the Bloomsbury Hotel, London from 2014-2016.
My critical study of Medbh McGuckian’s poetry was published by Irish Academic Press in 2014. I am interested in theory and criticism where it relates to poetry, and I have edited the poetry journal The Yellow Nib with Frank Ormsby since 2011.
Contact: +44 (0)28 90973984
These Days (Jonathan Cape, 2004)
Drives (Jonathan Cape, 2008)
Profit and Loss (Jonathan Cape, 2011)
Reading Medbh McGuckian (Irish Academic Press, 2014)