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Read, watch, listen to and find poetry written by Anne Casey and published in 2021 via the links below.


Journals, magazines, newspapers ETc:


  • 'Suggestions for living, a cento' was published in 'Days of Clear Light'  (Salmon Poetry 2021), a poetry anthology to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Salmon Poetry in January 2021. Edited by Nessa O'Mahony and Alan Hayes, the anthology includes a foreword by President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. View a video of the anthology launch party and readings.
  • A poetic letter by Anne Casey was published in 'The Lost Letters of Flann O'Brien'  (The Pen and Pencil Gallery 2021) in January 2021, produced by Professor Gerry Smyth, Liverpool John Moores University, and edited by Gerry McGowan and Andrew Sherlock.
  • A video reading of 'Nothing happens in the burbs' by Anne Casey  was published in February 2021 by Poetry Sydney as part of the Vessels of Love  series, a collaboration with Lendlease, Barangaroo and sponsored by the City of Sydney.
  • A video reading of 'Come and find me' was included in the international vigil  led by Fr Gerry O'Connor on 27 February 2021, appealing for the safe return of Irishman, Richard O'Halloran who is detained in China.
  • 'Encomium hymenopus coronatus'  was published in Not Very Quiet Journal, Issue 8: Mask  in March 2021.
  • 'Singularity', 'How to survive an apocalypse' and 'Suggestions for living, a cento' were featured in Damien Donnelly's Eat the Storms podcast  on 20 March 2021.
  • 'I will arise and go' was read as part of the official Australian Citizenship Ceremony at the Sydney St Patrick's Day Festival 2021,  presided over by Senator Deborah O'Neill on 21 March 2021. The poem was also printed in the official program for the ceremony.
  • 'Exiled', 'Poleaxed' and 'Regenesis' were published in Globalisation  anthology (MMH Press 2021) in March 2021.
  • 'Either way, the fact remains'  was published as a filmpoem by Unheard Poetry (UK) in April 2021. This poem won 3rd Prize in the International Proverse Poetry Prize 2019  (Hong Kong) and  was nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2021  by Beltway Poetry Quarterly.
  • 'In memoriam II: The draper'  was featured as Poem of the Day  on 7 April 2021 by Irish actor and musician, Davóg Rynne as part of his reading series.
  • 'Singularity' and 'Pellucid dreaming' were published in English, with translation into Serbian in Anthology Serbia 2021: World Poets,  edited by Marija Najthefer Popov, in April 2021.
  • 'She understood' was published in Surviving Suicide  international poetry anthology, edited by Dean Staltham, with foreword by Carlotta Allum, produced by Yuyutsu Sharm for Nirala Publications, in April 2021.
  • 'Night traps' won 1st Place in the International Proverse Poetry Prize 2020  and was published in Mingled Voices 5: International Proverse Poetry Prize Anthology 2020  (Proverse Hong Kong  2021) in April 2021. A video of Anne Casey reading 'Night traps'  was featured at the awards ceremony in Hong Kong in April 2021. View the full awards ceremony here.
  • A video reading of 'Where gulls cry' was featured as part of the Poetry is Borderless  poetry and music production to celebrate Poetry Day Ireland, which was curated by Amy Barry and released on 29 April 2021.
  • 'Prayer-fish' was published in Crosswinds  in April 2021. This poem won 2nd Prize in the Crosswinds Poetry Contest 2020  (USA).
  • 'Calling my mother' was published in the Bedford Writing Competition 2020 Anthology  in April 2021. This poem was shortlisted in the Bedford Writing Competition 2020  (UK).
  • 'Pellucid dreaming', 'When a woman I've never met asks me to post a photo of myself feeling beautiful' and 'Past the slip' were published in unfurl  journal on 3 May 2021.
  • 'The light we cannot see'  was published in Griffith Review 72: States of Mind  in May 2021.
  • 'A terrible beauty',  'Antipodean interlude'  and 'Regenesis'  were published in Poetry and COVID,  an initiative of University of Plymouth, Nottingham Trent University and UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.
  • 'Antipodean interlude' and 'on monday' were featured in the Unheard Poetry Corner Podcast on 7 May 2021 as Part 1 of a two-part interview with Anne Casey.
  • 'Either way the fact remains' was featured in the Unheard Poetry Corner Podcast  on 7 May as Part 2 of a two-part interview with Anne Casey.
  • 'Red-hot sting' was published in May 2021 in What We Carry: Poetry on childbearing  anthology (Recent Work Press 2021), edited by Ella Kurz, Simone King and Claire Delahunty.
  • 'the light we cannot see' poetry collection by Anne Casey was published by Salmon Poetry in June 2021.
  • 'the light we cannot see'  poetry collection was featured by The Society of Women Writers of New South Wales in June 2021.
  • 'Pellucid dreaming'  and a profile of Anne Casey were published by Red Room Poetry in June 2021.
  • 'Our Prime Minister says the vaccine is not a silver bullet' won 1st Prize in the American Writers Review Competition 2021  and was published in American Writers Review 2021: Turmoil and Recovery  in June 2021.
  • 'Some days you're the seed, some days the bird' and 'Coastal descant' were published in American Writers Review 2021: Turmoil and Recovery  in June 2021.
  • 'Season of Brigid'  and 'Yang mouths to me'  (use page toggle to move to seconWd page for both poems) were published in Abridged 0 - 69: Nemesis  in July 2021.
  • 'Ingrain' was published in Borderless: A transnational anthology of feminist poetry  (Recent Work Press 2021) in July 2021.
  • 'Season of Brigid' (written by Anne Casey) was recorded by Irish actor and performance artist, Davóg Rynne and published with artwork by Irish artist, Seán Fitzgerald in Rochford Street Review  on 9 August 2021.
  • 'Constitutional'  was published in The Irish Times  on 9 August 2021 - see end of essay by Anne Casey entitled 'On our watch: 'the light we cannot see'.
  • 'in a sunburnt country'  was published in the Mary Evans Picture Library,  an archive of historical and cinema images in the UK, on 27 August 2021.
  • 'The Minister for Bushfire Recovery is reassigned to Floods' was longlisted for the Live Canon 2021 International Poetry Competition and published in the 2021 Live Canon Anthology  in October 2021.
  • 'All Souls'  was published, with Anne Casey as 'Day 34 of 365 Feature Poet', as part of the Salmon Poetry 40th Anniversary celebrations in October 2021.
  • 'The BBC reports', 'Exiled' and 'A terrible beauty' were published in Our Poetry Archive,  October 2021 issue.
  • 'Portrait of a Woman Walking Home',  a poetry book by Anne Casey, was published by Recent Work Press  in September 2021.
  • 'In one hundred days' was published in 'Not Very Quiet'  poetry anthology by Recent Work Press in October 2021.
  • 'At sea' and 'All the beautiful outcasts' were published in 'Poetry for the Planet'  ecopoetry anthology in October 2021, with proceeds going to the Australian Conservation Foundation.
  • 'Portrait of a Woman Walking Home'  was featured by the Society of Women Writers of New South Wales in November 2021.




Internationally award-winning poet and writer