Annette is currently writing a lot of poems about the sea, which she can see from her house on the coast in the West of Ireland. The threat from machine harvesting of kelp is a very real one, and she wrote this poem in response to it. The word “holdfast” is a noun and an […]
June 14th 2019 Radio: Rhyme and Reason Dublin South Radio 7pm May 2019 In and Out of Silence Poetry Reading DCU September, 2018 Orkney Poetry Reading ‘A Place on the Edge?’ ASLE-UKI Postgrad Conf August 5th, Sunday, 12 noon St Peter’s Church,Castletownbere, Beara Arts Festival, June, Belfast Book Festival, Coast to Coast to […]
Annette was very pleased to be the recipient of the Irish Writers Centre/ St Marks Florence Poet in Residence award 2017. She took part in reading and Q and A session in the historic St Mark’s Church and international workshop with participants from Turkey, USA, UK and Singapore in attendance.
“A gem of an idea.” ( Irish Times) from Marc O’Sullivan and the Committee of the Beara Arts Festival. Compartments, a poetry and music collaboration between Annette and Cormac Mac An Fhalla, is sited for 2 weeks on Ireland’s only Cable Car, as part of the Sonic Boxes installations around Beara. It is exciting a lot […]
This is a festival to look out for. Two weeks on the Beara Peninsula, combining Art, Photography, Writing and Music in and around Castletownbere. Annette is facilitating a poetry workshop at Castletownbere Library on Saturday 30th July and is reading on Sunday 31st July. Beara Arts Festival Website is here.
Annette’s poem Lamb has been selected to be included on the Wordsworth Blog to celebrate the great poet’s birthday. This and other poems selected by the Wordsworth Trust may be viewed here. Lamb Slumped against the farmhouse wall, a newborn lamb on his small lap, bottle beside him dripping milk, head still bowed with […]
Thimblerig is now available on Amazon here.
In the lead up to the Hibernian Anthology published in October Annette was interviewed by Philip Cummins. The interview can be read here.
Thimblerig has travelled widely in the past two years and has received great reviews, particularly from Tom D’Evelyn in Ohio. Read two recent reviews here. Annette Skade and the Good News about Poetry. “Force 10” Comments on a Poem by Annette Skade.
Annette is busy writing for a new collection, finding poems in Ireland, England and Italy where she has been lucky enough to spend a few months. Christine Murray has previewed this work on Poethead. The work can be seen here.