Internationally award-winning poet and writer


Anne Casey has won or featured in poetry, writing and related awards in Ireland, the USA, the UK, Hong Kong, Canada and Australia:


  • Awarded the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Poetry Prize 2024  (1st Prize).

  • Shortlisted for The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2024.

  • Highly Commended in the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition 2024.

  • Commended in the Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2023  (awarded in February 2024).

  • Longlisted for the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize 2024.

  • Longlisted for the Red Room Poetry Fellowship 2024.


  • Awarded Distinguished Favorite  in the NYC Big Book Awards 2023 for 'Some Days The Bird', a poetry collection coauthored by Anne Casey and Heather Bourbeau and published by Beltway Editions.

  • Finalist in the American Writers Review Contest 2023.

  • Finalist in the Joanne Burns/Spineless Wonders Microlit Awards 2024  - announced in 2023.

  • Nominated for the Best of the Net Awards 2023  by Trasna  literary journal.

  • Shorlisted for the UTS Writing Competition 2023.

  • Selected for  Best Australian Science Writing 2023.

  • Longlisted for the Live Canon International Poetry Prize 2023.


  • Awarded 1st Prize in the Henry Lawson Poetry Competition 2022   (Australia).

  • Awarded 2nd Prize in the New York Encounter Poetry Contest 2022  (USA).

  • Awarded 3rd Prize in the Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust 'Poems for Patience' Competition 2022  (Ireland).

  • Highly Commended in the New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Prize 2022.

  • Highly Commended in the Society of Women Writers NSW Book Awards 2022  (Australia) for 'the light we cannot see' poetry collection.

  • Commended in the W B Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia 2022.

  • Finalist in the Eyelands International Book Awards 2022  for "Portrait of a Woman Walking Home' poetry collection.

  • Semi-Finalist in the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize 2022  (45th Annual Literary Awards, Nimrod Journal,  USA).

  • Shortlisted for the International Rubery Book Award 2022  (UK) for 'Portrait of a Woman Walking Home' poetry collection.

  • Shortlisted for the Red Room Poetry Fellowship 2022  (Australia).

  • Shortlisted for the ACU Poetry Prize 2022  (Australia).

  • Shortlisted for The Plough Poetry Prize 2022  (UK).

  • Shortlisted for the Live Canon International Poetry Prize 2022  (UK) - final results pending.

  • Shortlisted for the Bedford Poetry Prize 2021  (UK) - announced in January 2022.

  • Shortlisted for the National Writing Competition 2022  (Society of Women Writers New South Wales, Australia).

  • Shortlisted for the Society of Women Writers NSW Book Awards 2022  (Australia) for 'Portrait of a Woman Walking Home' poetry collection.

  • Longlisted for Poetry Book Awards 2022  (UK) for 'Portrait of a Woman Walking Home' poetry collection.

  • Longlisted for Poetry Book Awards 2022  (UK) for 'the light we cannot see' poetry collection.


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

  • Winner of the 2021 iWoman Global Award  in the field of Literature.

  • Awarded 1st Prize in University of Technology Sydney Three Minute Thesis Competition 2021 - Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.

  • 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 Award 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 Poetry Prize 2020  (UK) -announced in January 2021.

  • Shortlisted for the Anthology Poetry Award 2021  (Ireland).

  • 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 Hospitals Arts Trust '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 Poetry Prize 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).


    • Awarded the Glen Phillips Novice Writer Award 2017  (Australia).

    • Shortlisted for the Bedford Poetry Prize 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 & before

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

    • Shortlisted for Hennessy New Irish Writing  2015  (Ireland).

    • Global Innovation Award 2000  - PricewaterhouseCoopers Global.

    • Best-Selling New Publication 1997  -  CCH Australia

    • 1st Place in Graduating Class & Marketing Opinion Magazine Prize for Best Overall Student 1989  - Technological University Dublin/Dublin Institute of Technology, College of Commerce & "Marketing Opinion" magazine