Internationally award-winning poet and writer


Anne Casey has won or been shortlisted for poetry awards in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the USA, the UK, Hong Kong, Canada and Australia:


  • Awarded 1st Prize in the American Writers Review Contest 2021.

  • Awarded 2nd Prize in the Crosswinds Poetry Contest 2020  (USA - announced in 2021).

  • Honor Prize in Naji Naaman Literary Prizes 2021  (International/Lebanon).

  • Highly Commended in the Anthology Poetry Prize 2020   (Ireland) - announced in January 2021.

  • Highly Commended in the Amnesty International Poetry for Social Justice Competition 2021  ​(UK).

  • Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize 2021  (UK).

  • Shortlisted and Commended in the Tom Collins Poetry Prize 2020  (Fellowship of Australian Writers, Western Australia) - announced in February 2021.

  • Shortlisted for the Bedford Writing Competition 2020  (UK) -announced in January 2021.

  • Longlisted for Live Canon International Poetry Prize 2021  (UK).

  • Longlisted for The Plough Prize 2021  (UK).

  • Longlisted for the Sunspot Literary Culmination Contest 2020   (USA) - announced in 2021.

  • Longlisted for the Trim Poetry Competition 2021   (Ireland).


  •  Awarded 1st Place in the Into the Void Poetry Prize 2020  (Canada).

  • Awarded 1st Prize in the Proverse Poetry Prize 2020  (Hong Kong).

  • Awarded 1st Prize in the Published Fantasy Authors Competition 2020  (Australia). 

  • Awarded 3rd Prize in the Poetry Day Ireland Competition 2020  - Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Poetry Ireland and the Research Institute.

  • Finalist in the Atlanta Review International Poetry Contest 2020  (USA).

  • Awarded Honorable Mention in Crosswinds Poetry Contest 2020 (USA).

  • Commended in the Sutherland Shire Literary Competition 2020  (Australia).

  • Shortlisted for The Plough Prize 2019  (UK) - announced in April 2020.

  • Shortlisted for the ACU Prize for Poetry 2020  (Australia).

  • Shortlisted for the Allingham Poetry Competition 2020   (Ireland).

  • Finalist in the Australian Shadows Awards 2019 - announced in June 2020.

  • Nominated for The Pushcart Prize  (USA) by Beltway Poetry Quarterly.

  • Longlisted for Palette Poetry Emerging Poet Prize 2020  (USA).

  • Longlisted for The Fish Poetry Prize 2020  (Ireland).

  • Longlisted for the Alice Sinclair Memorial Writing Competition 2020 - Fellowship of Australian Writers, Lake Macquarie, NSW (Australia).


    • 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.

    • Awarded 3rd Prize in the International Proverse Poetry Prize 2019  (Hong Kong).

    • Finalist and Commended in the 25th Annual Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Competition  (Australia).

    • Shortlisted for the ACU Prize for Poetry 2019  (Australia).

    • Shortlisted for the Overton Poetry Prize 2018  (UK) - announced in March 2019.

    •  Shortlisted for the Allingham Poetry Competition 2019 ​ (Ireland).

    • Shortlisted for the Galway University Hospital Arts Trust Annual 'Poems for Patience' Competition 2019  (Ireland).

    •  Shortlisted and awarded Special Mention in The Aryamati Poetry Prize 2019  (UK).

    • Shortlisted for the Bestiary of the Night Poetry Competition- Hedgehog Press (UK).

    • Shortlisted for the Bangor Forty Words Competition 2019 (Northern Ireland).

    • Longlisted for Best Australian Science Writing 2019.


    • Awarded 1st Prize in Alice Sinclair Memorial Writing Competition 2018 - 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).


    • 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).


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


    • Shortlisted for Hennessy New Irish Writing  (Ireland).

    • Shortlisted for the Bedford Writing Competition 2020   (UK) -announced in January 2021.