Poetry, short fiction, novel

My new collection of poetry: Sanctuary: There Must Be Somewhere from Seren Books.

The collection is full of moving, serious poems and individual voices. This too is sanctuary.‘ Geroge Szirtes

In this wonderful collaborative collection there is work that variously provokes, soothes, challenges and affirms. Together, the poems provide a meditation on the meaning of ‘sanctuary’ at a time when the word’s relevance to our lives feels increasingly urgent. A vital and illuminating publication.’ Moyra Donaldson

Following a career as a film-maker I turned to writing fulltime in 2017. A City Burning my collection of 26 short stories set in Northern Ireland, Wales and Italy was completed with the support of a Writer’s Bursary from Literature Wales and published in October 2020  by Seren Books.  

The collection was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2021 ‘the only national literary award to recognise excellence in a published, single-authored short story collection.’

PRAISE for A City Burning here

I have received 3 SIAP Awards from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland                                          2019  – my book of prose and poetry about the east Belfast house and community in which I grew up: Place and Displacement.

2017 – my novel Thorn about land & language in Northern Ireland.

2020/21  – a collection of poetry on the theme of Sanctuary – see below

Pushcart Prize 2019 Nominee

My poetry is widely published (please see the Poetry option on this site). My debut collection is under consideration with a major poetry publisher. I won first prize for poetry in the inaugural Linen Hall Ulster-Scots writing Competition 2021.

Click for my work in 2018/2019 Click here for my CV pre-2018.

   Email AngelaGraham2003@aol.com