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 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  Proverse International 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  (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 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).


  • 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).