Annette Skade is from Manchester, and moved to the Beara peninsula in West Cork in 1989.
Annette has always read poetry, but only began writing it about ten years ago when a friend persuaded her to go to a poetry workshop.
She has a degree in Ancient Greek and Philosophy from Liverpool University and has recently completed an MA in Poetry Studies from Dublin City University, (First Class Honours) where she read everything from Basil Bunting to the York Mystery Plays, Elizabeth Bishop to Maurice Scully. She particularly enjoyed the range of poetry studied and the close reading of work. She has recently received a scholarship from DCU to pursue a PhD on the work of the Canadian poet Anne Carson, commencing September 2016.
Her poems have appeared in the SHOp poetry magazine, Abridged and When Women Waken Power Issue. In 2014 her work was published in Crannog Summer Issue and Poetry Bus Money Issue. In 2015 her work appears in Tellus Magazine and the Sea, an Anthology in aid of the RNLI. Her poems appear online at Poethead.org and she is Caught in the Net Featured Poet for May 2015 on the PoetryKit website. In 2016 new poems appear in the Lion Tamer Dreams of Winter Anthology.
She won the Bailieborough/ Cara poetry competition in November 2013 and the Poets meet Painters Competition in 2010 and was placed second in 2012 and her work appears in the Poets Meet Painters anthologies. In 2014 she won second prize in the Allingham Festival Poetry Competition, was Commended in the Liquorice Fish “Lost Voices” Competition and was Highly Commended in the Poetry Kit Summer Poetry Competition on the theme of “Film”. She was delighted to be awarded third place in the Basil Bunting Poetry Competition in March 2015 and was commended in the Wordsworth Birthday Blog competition in 2016.
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