Maeve McKenna is a poet living in Sligo, Ireland. Her poetry has been placed in several international poetry competitions including iYeats, Red Line, Hanna Greally, Trim Poetry and the Allingham. Her work is published in print in Mslexia, Orbis, Sand Magazine, Fly on the Wall, Boyne Berries, One Hundred Words of Solitude, Sonder, Channel, Culture Matters and The Cormorant among others and widely online. Her work is anthologised in several books. Maeve was a finalist in the Eavan Boland Mentorship Award, 2020, third in The Canterbury Poet of The Year, 2021, and a Pushcart nominee, 2022.
Maeve was part of a collaboration with three poets which won the Dreich Alliance Pamphlet Competition and this collection, How Bright the Wings Drive Us, was published in November, 2021. Maeve has received two literature bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland. Her debut pamphlet will be published in February, 2022, by Fly On The Wall Press.
Maeve’s debut collection, A Dedication to Drowning is available now.
Maeve McKenna takes the reader on a journey spanning her father's life: the dapper young man, devoted husband, loving father, the ageing and forgetful man and ultimately losing him to dementia. Unflinching yet tender, this book is an elegy to a much loved man and the grief at his loss...'
Body as a Home for This Darkness
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