Donegal Daily is celebrating a month of poetry with the #WeAreThePoetsDonegal series, in association with Poetry Ireland.
Throughout April, we will share daily poetry by established writers from across the county.
This series invites you to take a moment to read, enjoy or share poetry in the lead up to Poetry Day Ireland on Thursday 30 April 2020.
Today’s featured poet is Deirdre Hines
About the poet:
Deirdre Hines is an award winning poet and playwright. Her first book of poetry ‘ The Language of Coats’ includes the poems which won The Listowel Poetry Collection Prize. It was published by New Island Books in 2012. New poems have appeared in ezines and magazines such as The Lake, Crannóg, Poetry Ireland Review, Boyne Berries, Abridged, The Honest Ulsterman, Three Drops from a Cauldron, Elsewhere Lit, and The Bombay Review. Awards include The Stewart Parker Award for Best New Play, and various Arts Council bursaries. She has been shortlisted in The Allingham for two consecutive years, and this year was longlisted in the AryamatiInternational Peace Prize. Her poetry reviews have appeared in PN Review, Rochford Street Review, Sabotage and Riggwelter. She sits on the organisational committee of North West Words, and judges their annual Children’s Writing Competiton.
‘One female is a pen’ was shortlisted in The Allingham Poetry Competition 2018, was first published in Crannóg 51, and has been nominated by that magazine for a Forward Prize.
‘ My Essay on War for Miss. Doherty ‘ was first published in Poetry Ireland Review Issue 127, edited by Eavan Boland , in April 2019.
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Visit www.poetryireland.ie for more as we countdown to Poetry Day Ireland.
If this series has inspired you to write your own poetry, you are invited to send them in to email@example.com to be featured at the end of the month.Tags: