Awards & Publications

A Hennessy Poetry Award winner, Afric McGlinchey was born in Ireland. Her poems have been published in Southword, Moth, New Mirage, The Sunday Tribune, Poetry Ireland Review, Scottish Poetry Review, The Irish Independent, Crannóg, Tears in the Fence, ditch, Wordlegs, Revival, Boyne Berries, Scaldy Detail, the SHOp, Magma, Acumen, Kinsale Anthology, Dogs Singing Anthology, Bare Hands, Under the Radar and other journals. Please see below for a list of Afric's awards.


Début poetry collection, The lucky star of hidden things, published by Salmon Poetry in 2012. http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=260&a=221

Book reprinted three times (1200 copies in total), and also available as an e-book
Translated into Italian by Lorenzo Mari and published by L’Arcolaio

Second collection: Ghost of the Fisher Cat, published by Salmon Poetry. Launched at the Cork International Poetry Festival in February 2016. http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=380&a=221

Poems Published in the Following Jounals:

Austria: Salzburg Review   

:  Bloodstone Review, Numéro Cinq

Acumen, Ambit, Magma, Peony Moon (blog), Poethead, Poetry24, Tears in the
Fence, Under the radar,  Writers’ Hub

: Lakeview Journal, The Enchanting Verses

: And other poems (blog), Ash Sessions, Bare Hands, Banshee, Boyne Berries, Burning Bush, Crannóg, Itaca (Romanian journal based in Ireland),  Moth, Outburst, Poetry Bus, Poetry Ireland Review, Revival, Sixteen, Southword, Spontaneity, The Brain of Forgetting, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times,  The Pickled Body,  The Scaldy Detail, The SHOp, Skylight,  The Stinging Fly, The Sunday Tribune, Wordlegs


: Ofi

Northern Ireland
: Abridged (print and online)

Scottish Poetry Review, Valve

United States:
Big River Review,  Munyori  (USA/Zimbabwean journal); New Mirage (online), the ditch (online),  Northern Liberties Review, Literary Orphans, Plumule, Shot Glass (online), The Cafe Review, The Same

Do not lie to a lover selected as Unknown Poem in Leaving Cert English (Higher Paper) Exam Books  (2012, 2013, 2014) (published by educate.ie )


Even the Daybreak: 35 years of Salmon Poetry (Salmon Poetry, 2016)

Feeling the Heat
(Trocaire and Poetry Ireland, 2015)

Lost Between,
(New Island, 2015)

Tra Una Vita e L'Altra,
(Guanda, Italy, 2015)

Rubicon: inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis,
ed. Marie Lecrivan (USA) 2015

The Lion Tamer Dreams of Office Work
, Hibernian Writers (Alba Press, 2015)

Poets Meet Politics
(Hungry Hill, 2015)

The Sea
(RNLI, 2015)

New Eyes on the Great Book by Divers Hands
(Southword Editions, 2014)

It’s up to Us
(Trocaire and Poetry Ireland, 2014)

New Planet Cabaret,
(New Island, 2013) 

When She Thinks of Sex She Thinks of Cabbages
anthology (UK) 2012

Mill Cove
anthologies, 2011, 2012

Dogs Singing
(Salmon Poetry, 2010

anthologies 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Kinsale Anthology (
Anam Press, 2005

Selected Awards and Honours:

Selected as one of Ireland’s rising poets by Poetry Ireland Review, 2016

Winner of Poets Meet Politics Award, 2015

Poet in Residence at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, 2015

Awarded a Cork County Council Arts Bursary, 2015

Selected as one of seven writers for the Italo-Irish Literary Exchange, 2014

Runner up for Reviewer of the Year (Saboteur Awards) 2014

Nominated for the Forward Prize, 2013

Winner of the Northern Liberties Poetry Prize (USA) 2012

Nominated for Pushcart Prize, 2012

Commended in Magma Poetry Competition, 2012

Shortlisted in Bridport Poetry Competition, 2012

Commended in Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Competition, 2012

Winner of the 40th Hennessy Emerging Poetry Award, 2011

Awarded Faber Academy Fellowship, 2010