Annette is eagerly anticipating The Wild Atlantic Words Festival, where she’ll be giving a workshop and reading with Breda Wall Ryan and Afric McGlinchy. For more information see Hungry Hill Writers here.
A fantastic night at Bad Language, the Castle Hotel, Manchester. Annette read for the first time in her home city- and what a night it was! The amazing Jo Bell headlined the gig, and Annette was last up. The hosts Joe Daly and Fats Roland were hilarious and wonderful and the audience were brilliant. Go […]
Annette loves reading at this event, held at the beginning of August. This year she followed the amazing Clara Rose Thornton.
. In May 2015 Annette was delighted to have three new poems, from her next collection, accepted on the beautiful website the Screech Owl.
Annette’s poem Slant has been awarded 3rd place in the Basil Bunting Competition 2015. The poem has strong West Cork connections as it was prompted by a local stonemason’s demonstration of his craft. His working in stone called to mind Basil Bunting’s mason in Briggflats. The title is a reference to Emily Dickinson “Tell all […]
Annette is delighted to be on the shortlist for the Basil Bunting Prize, all the more as she is a great admirer of Bunting’s work. ( Here is a link to her Academic Paper “Hatmaker” in POST, published by the Irish Centre for Poetry Studies. ) . She will be heading to Newcastle where the Award Ceremony will […]
Annette’s poem “My Mother Mends Her Nylons” has been highly commended in the Poetry Kit Summer Poetry Competition on the theme of “Film”. She really enjoyed the theme. She will shortly be featured poet in the Caught in the Net Newsletter and website at Poetry Kit. Annette is really excited that new poems, as well […]
Annette is delighted to have won second prize in this year’s Allingham Festival Poetry Competition for her poem “Knitting a Father from Nettles” Monica Corish commented that “this is a poem that scalds the hands and eyes of the reader. The metaphor of knitting from nettles both reveals and conceals, giving an intensely felt sense of […]
Annette’s poems have crossed the pond and have now been published in the United States as part of the When Women Waken Power Issue. Some of the poems published are in Thimblerig, and the book also features new work from Annette.
Annette loved reading in the town that is the centre of the Beara Peninsula, a place that inspires so many of her poems.