Anne Casey

Poet

Sydney
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Author's Bio

Originally from the west of Ireland, Anne Casey is an award-winning Sydney-based poet and writer. Over a 25-year career, she has worked as a journalist, magazine editor, media communications director and legal author. Anne is Senior Poetry Editor of Other Terrain and Backstory literary journals (Swinburne University, Melbourne) and is a member of the Advisory Board for Verity La Magazine. She is author of where the lost things go (Salmon Poetry 2017, 2nd ed 2018) and out of emptied cups (Salmon Poetry 2019). Her writing and poetry rank in The Irish Times newspaper’s Most-Read.

Anne has won or shortlisted for poetry prizes in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia – including the Women’s National Book Association Poetry Competition 2018 (USA); Hennessy New Irish Writing 2015 and 2017 (Ireland); Cúirt International Poetry Prize 2017 (Ireland); Overton Poetry Prize 2019 (UK); Bedford International Writing Competition 2018 (UK); and the 2018 Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland Literary Competition.

Her poems feature internationally in newspapers, magazines, journals, anthologies, broadcasts, podcasts, music albums, stage shows and art exhibitions – Quiddity, Entropy, The Irish Times, The Canberra Times, apt, Cordite, The Murmur House, Papaya Press, Eureka Street, The Incubator, FourXFour (Poetry Northern Ireland), The Honest Ulsterman, Déraciné, The Stony Thursday Book, The Australian Poetry Collaboration, Into The Void Magazine, ROPES, Autonomy anthology, Plumwood Mountain, Abridged, Verity La, The Monologue Adventure, the Poetry Pharmacy, The Poets’ Republic and Burning House Press among others.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
out of emptied cups (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2019)
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where the lost things go (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2017)
Prizes won: 

 

2019

  • Awarded 2nd Place and Highly Commended in the Planet in Peril Poetry Competition  (UK) - a joint initiative by Fly on the Wall Poetry Press; World Wildlife Fund; The Climate Coalition; Dr Michelle Cain (Oxford University); former Derbyshire Poet Laureate, Helen Mort; and wildlife photographer, Emily Gellard.
  • Shortlisted for the Overton Poetry Prize 2018  (UK) - announced in March 2019
  • Shortlisted for the Galway University Hospital Arts Trust Annual 'Poems for Patience' Competition 2019  (Ireland)
  • Shortlisted for the Bangor Forty Words Competition 2019 (Northern Ireland).

2018

  • Awarded 1st Prize in 2018 Alice Sinclair Memorial Writing Competition - Fellowship of Australian Writers, Lake Macquarie, NSW (Australia)
  • Awarded 1st Prize in the  Henry Lawson Verse & Short Story Competition 2018  - Traditional Verse (Australia)
  • Awarded 3rd Place in the Women’s National Book Association Poetry Competition 2018  (USA)

  • Awarded Highly Commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland Literary Competition 2018

  • Longlisted for the 2018 University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize  (Australia)

  • Awarded Honorable Mention in the 45th New Millennium Writing Awards 2018  (USA)

  • Longlisted for the Bedford International Writing Competition 2018 (UK)

  • Finalist in the SLS 2018 Fiction & Poetry Contest  (Canada)

  • ​Commended in the Bangor Forty Words Competition 2018  (Northern Ireland)

  • ​'Poem of the Week' on HeadStuff  arts hub - 18 May 2018 (Ireland)

  • Commended in the Roscommon County Library Poetry Competition 2018  (Ireland)

2017

  • Won the Glen Phillips Novice Writer Award 2017  (Australia)
  • Shortlisted for the Bedford International Writing Competition 2017  (UK)

  • Shortlisted for Hennessy New Irish Writing  (Ireland)

  • Shortlisted for the Cúirt International Poetry Prize 2017  (Ireland)

  • Shortlisted for the Eyewear Books Poetry Prize  (UK)

​2016

  • Shortlisted for the Bangor Annual Poetry Competition 2016 (Northern Ireland)

2015

  • Shortlisted for Hennessy New Irish Writing  (Ireland)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Irish
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Clare
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Last update: Jun 07, 2019