I'm delighted to launch my debut full length poetry collection, Word Skin, from Salmon Poetry. The event will take place on Sunday, 03rd December at 2 pm in Antonia's Bookstore, Trim, Co. Meath. The collection will be introduced by Boyne Writer, Michael Farry. I will read some poems from the book and sign copies.
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Issue 10 has gone to print and will be available to view online next Sunday, 29th October. Really excited to share this issue with everyone. It contains the ten poems shortlisted for Hold Fast to Dreams Poetry Competition, and more. The print issue can be ordered online for a limited time here
Friday, August 11, 2023
To celebrate the 3rd year anniversary of Drawn to the Light
Press this October, Hold Fast to Dreams Poetry Competition is
announced. Langston Hughes wrote
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
What dreams do you have? What do you aspire to? What colour
are your dreams? Do you vividly recall a dream? Do you daydream? What is it you
secretly wish you could have done? What do you intend to do? Will you act? What
is your passion?
The competition will be judged by editor Orla Fay. A top ten
poems will be included in issue 10 and the winning poet will receive a cash
prize. The competition closes on Friday, September 1st at midnight.
There is an entry fee of €5 per poem and poets may submit as
many poems as they wish.
Poems should be 40 lines or less and written on the theme of
‘Dreams’. Please attach the poem separately.
Poems will be judged anonymously and should not include the
poet’s name on the poem itself. A cover letter should include the poet’s name,
email address and title of entry.
Monday, July 24, 2023
Thursday, June 29, 2023
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Submissions for issue 9 of Drawn to the Light Press, June 2023 are now invited. The window will close on Friday, 12th May at midnight.
Send up to 3 poems of 40 lines or less, using Times New Roman Font 12, single spacing. Poems should be previously unpublished. There is no set theme for the issue.
Submissions of artwork and photography are welcome.
Those submitting must be over 18 years of age.
Send all work to email@example.com
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
A Spring Night (in March)
What it is to be
to know this twinkling
ice of stars,
to know the burn
of untouched scars,
to riot with the
when the light is
before the dark
the perfect time of
the birth of all there
is to care
in the vixen’s
the rolling on of hours
when her warmth offers
and winter is, at