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Majella Kelly is a poet and photographer based in County Galway, Ireland. She is currently enrolled on the MSt in Creative Writing at The University of Oxford.

PUBLICATIONS & COMPETITIONS

 

2017

·   Included in Best New British & Irish Poets 2017 (Judge: Luke Kennard) by Eyewear 

·   Included in Aesthetica’s Creative Writing Anthology 2017

·   Selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series 2017 by Collette Bryce

·   Third prize in the Resurgence Eco Poetry Prize (Judges: Jo Shapcott & Imtiaz Dharker)

·   Two pieces shortlisted for the Doolin Flash Fiction Prize (Judge: Liz Reapy)

·   Shortlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize (Judge: Jo Shapcott)

·   Two pieces runners-up in the River Styx Flash Fiction Competition

·   Michaelmas Daisies is published in Poetry Ireland Review (Ed. Eavan Boland)

·   Two poems forthcoming in The Irish Times as part of the Hennessy New Irish Writing Prize

 

2016

·   Two Poems Longlisted for Fish Poetry Prize (Judge: Dave Lordan)

·   Six poems longlisted and two shortlisted for Dermot Healy Prize (Judge: Kevin Barry)

·   Runner-up in Ambit Summer Competition (Judge: Sarah Howe)

·   Second Prize in Dromineer Poetry Competition (Judge: Collette Bryce)

·   Published in Quarryman, The Pickled Body & Cyphers

·   My poem Dragon Pearls is nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Crannóg

 

2015

·   Third prize in Wild Atlantic Words in Beara, West Cork

·   Highly Commended in iYeats Poetry Competition, Sligo

·   Shortlisted for Over The Edge, Galway (Judge: Dave Lordan)

·   Published in Wild Atlantic Words Anthology, Campus: The Poetry School Blog & Crannóg

 

2014

·   Invited to read at the monthly Over The Edge gathering in the Galway City Library

·   Shortlisted for the Cúirt New Writing Prize (Judge: Martin Dyar)

·   Shortlisted for Fish Poetry Prize (Judge: Ruth Padel)

·   Published in Skylight 47, Communion by Walleah Press, Australia & The Galway Review