Selected Poems


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Portrait     (first published in Nimrod International 2014) 


Reading  the Words     (first published in Crannog 2015)


Penelope      (first published in Acta Victoriana 2014)


The Man by the Roadside      (first published in The Antigonish Review 


Gift on an Artist      (first published in The Antigonish Review 2014)


Before the Fall       (first published in Poetry Salzburg Pamphlet Series 


 Portrait in Winter     (first published in Dream Catcher (2015)


 Captive     (first published in Orbis 2013)


Witness     (first published in Cake 2015)


Dieppe       (runner-up in Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2016)


Drugstore     (published in Morphrog 2015)


Notes from the Field     (published in Cyphers 2015)


The Settlement       (highly commended in Segora  Poetry Competition, published in Orbis (2015)


 An Irish Lullaby      (published in Orbis 2015) 


Aftermath     (published in Sentinel Literary Quarterly 2015)


Stalemate     (published in The Journal (2016)


St. Mary's Home     (published in The Journal (2016)


I Will Dream of You     (published in Obsessed with Pipework (2016)


Drifting Slowly East and Filling     (pub. in Obsessed with Pipework (2016), longlisted in 2015 Plough Prize                                                             

Let Me Sleep    (published in The Moth (2017)


I'll Let You Win      (highly commended in the Brian Dempsey Memorial   

                                  Prize, published in Poems to Keep 2017)


Do Angels Grow Old?      (published in Poems to Keep, Dempsey and Windle (2017)    


Bombs Don't Fall      (3rd Prize in Southport  Writers' Circle Poetry 

                                      Competition 2017, shortlisted in Fish Poetry Prize 2017)