​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Originally from the west of Ireland, Anne Casey is a poet and writer living in Sydney, Australia. Over a 25-year career, she has worked as a business journalist, feature writer, magazine editor, media communications director and legal author. She is Senior Poetry Editor for the two literary journals of Swinburne University in Melbourne - Other Terrain Journal and Backstory Journal.


Anne's writing and poetry rank in The Irish Times newspaper's Most-Read. She has won, placed or been shortlisted in poetry awards in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia - see Awards. After a long absence, while pursuing a business media career, Anne 'came home to poetry' while grappling with her grief after her mother's death - her first poem as an adult was published in The Irish Times in 2016. This poem, In memoriam II: The Draper,  was the fifth most-read item - across all categories - in The Irish Times on the day of publication and resulted in a furore of social media commentary. 

Her poetry is widely published internationally, appearing in newspapers, magazines, journals, anthologies, videos, music albums, podcasts, broadcasts and in an international art exhibition. Through a collaboration with Australian artist, Jane Theau, a selection of Anne's poetry featured as visual art and voiceovers at the 'Stitched Up' exhibition at Newcastle Gaol in July-August 2017. Her literary monologue, 'Cup in hand' was selected to be performed on stage in Sydney by professional actors as part of the The Monologue Adventure  during May 2018. Anne's poem, 'Recipe for a Giant Pickle' was selected to be performed by the Climate Guardians at the inaugural Biennale of Australian Art  (BOAA) - the largest ever showcase of living Australian artists - in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia in October 2018. Her poem, 'scion' was selected for inclusion in the Spirit of Nature  poetry and art exhibition at Manly Art Gallery, Sydney in November 2018.


Anne is author of where the lost things go  poetry collection (Salmon Poetry 2017).  She is a regular reader at literary events and has appeared at venues including Cuirt International Festival of Literature (Galway, Ireland), Poetry Ireland (Dublin, Ireland), Rowan Tree Readings (Ireland), Ó Bhéal (Cork, Ireland), Over The Edge (Galway, Ireland), The Poetry Circle (Limerick Writers' Centre, Ireland), Salmon Literary Centre (Clare, Ireland), Sydney Poetry Lounge (Sydney), Swinburne University (Melbourne), Girls on Key (Newcastle and Sydney) and That Poetry Thing (Smith's Alternative, Canberra) - for upcoming dates, see: Readings & Events. See also: Interviews & Media.


​Anne is included in the following indices, with sincere thanks to Christine Murray:



Her article "Returning from Australia, I barely recognise my hometown", which included two poems, was the Number 1 most-read piece overall in leading Irish national newspaper, The Irish Times, over the weekend it was published in August 2017 and featured in the newspaper's Most-Read for 2017. The article tackled family issues related to emigration and resulted in widespread commentary on social media. It was republished in The Irish Echo, Australia's Irish newspaper, under the title "When distance becomes your enemy" in September 2017.


Anne's article "The Lock Up", which included one poem, was the most-read feature article and the third most-read piece overall in The Irish Times newspaper over the weekend of its publication in May 2017, and featured in the newspaper's Most-Read for 2017. The story unearthed a shameful history of abuse, rape and neglect suffered by marginalised children in 19th century Australia. Anne was subsequently interviewed by Roisin Ingle on The Women's Podcast for The Irish Times. Other articles of Anne's featuring in The Irish Times Most-Read include: "Marked women, unmarked graves and my typical Irish childhood", published in May 2018.


You can find Anne's poetry in publications including The Irish TimesEntropyapt journalQuiddityThe Murmur House, CorditePlumwood Mountain'Autonomy'  anthology (New Binary Press)​,  AbridgedVerity La MagazineThe Honest Ulsterman, the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize Anthology 2018, HeadStuffPoethead - A Celebration of Women's Poetry for International Women's Day 2018Women’s National Book Association (USA) Sixth Annual Writing Contest Anthology,  The Australian Poetry CollaborationHenry Lawson Verse & Short Story Anthology 2018Backstory Journal  (Swinburne University)Into The Void MagazineThe IncubatorThe Irish Literary TimesThe Stony Thursday BookDéraciné, ​The SameNot Very Quiet Journal​, ROPES Literary Journal  (25th edition), Eureka Street,  What She Knew  (Papaya Press, UK),  Bedford International Writing Competition Shortlist Anthology 2017,   In the News  anthology (The Poetry Box 2018), Verse DailyBangor Literary JournalAn Áit Eile,  Bedford Writing Bookshelf, The Clare Association Yearbook 2018, The Corrugated WaveAddictions & Compulsive Behaviour mini-anthology (Poetry Pharmacy 2017)Poem Today,  Pink Cover ZinePoetheadHUSK MagazineEnthralled Magazine,   FemAsia MagazineNot4U Zine,  EMPWR,  Other Terrain Journal  (Swinburne University),  Tales from the ForestDodging the RainLuminous Echoes: A Poetry AnthologyDeep Water Literary JournalThe Blue NibThe Remembered Arts JournalThank You for Swallowing  and Visual Verse: An Anthology of Art and Words. She has poems forthcoming in  HCE MagazineThe Clare Association Journal 2019Scope MagazineStilts Journal,  Poems and Pictures  (Mary Evans Picture Library),  Panoplyzine  and Riverfeet Press,  among others. 


Anne has collaborations with artists and composers in Australia, Ireland and the United States. She has written lyrics for 50+ songs, which feature in concerts and live performances, music albums, videos and on radio. Through a professional collaboration with US musician, Rex Haberman, Anne co-writes songs for bands including War Poets and Light Over There. Rex and Anne's song, Wednesday Girl, features numerous well-established US artists. In October 2015, Anne co-founded Casey and Lewis songwriting with Australian musician/composer, John Lewis. She also has a new collaboration with Irish singer-songwriter, Claire Watts.

about

Award-winning poet and writer

Anne holds a Law degree from University College Dublin and qualifications in Media/Communications from Dublin Institute of Technology. She is a member of New South Wales Writers’ Centre, Australian Poetry and Australian performing rights organisation, APRA AMCOS.


All of Anne’s written works are subject to copyright. She has global royalty agreements in place with APRA AMCOS and CCLI.


For further details on her professional experience, please visit Anne’s LinkedIn page. For a list of her business publications, please see: Business Publications.


Anne proudly supports the following charities - lets.net.au and touchedbyolivia.com.au.