I’m delighted to have been shortlisted for the Melita Hume Prize 2017 from Eyewear Publishing. Eyewear have an incredibly strong track record in bringing exciting (and award winning) poetry collections into the world and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have City of Rivers under consideration. My fingers are crossed but I’m delighted just to be shortlisted. I really am.
Very, very excited to break my publication drought with two poems in The Open Ear literary journal from my alma mater Queen’s University Belfast! The journal will launch later this year and hopefully, I’ll be able to head over to Belfast for the launch!
Very excited to be giving a paper on my research at the NAWE Conference 2017 in York in November. I’ll be speaking about the difficulties of working with a family archive and exploring Maggie Nelson’s Jane: a Murder to posit possible lyric solutions.