Originally from the west of Ireland, Anne Casey is a Sydney-based, internationally award-winning poet/writer and author of five poetry collections. Anne has worked for 30 years as a journalist, magazine editor, media communications director and legal author, holding senior positions in government and the private sector. Her writing is widely published and anthologised, ranking in leading national daily newspaper, The Irish Times’ Most Read. She has won literary prizes in Ireland, the UK, the USA, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia, most recently American Writers Review 2021, the Henry Lawson Poetry Prize 2022 and iWoman Global Award for Literature. She has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize and shortlisted for the Red Room Poetry Fellowship.
Senior Poetry Editor of Other Terrain and Backstory literary journals (Swinburne University) from 2017 to 2020, she has served on numerous literary advisory boards and as Vice President of Voices of Women arts alliance. She is a regular guest editor for literary journals and is a founding member of the Prankqueans, a women’s arts collective, twice commended in NSW Parliament for their cultural contribution in Australia.
Anne’s poetry collections are:
Portrait of a Woman Walking Home (Recent Work Press 2021)—International Rubery Book Award 2022 shortlist; Best Dressed 2022, Sundress Academy for the Arts, USA (curators of the prestigious Best of the Net awards); Society of Women Writers NSW Book Award 2022 shortlist; and Best Poetry Books of 2021, Aniko Magazine.
the light we cannot see (Salmon Poetry 2021)—Society of Women Writers NSW Book Award 2022 shortlist.
out of emptied cups (Salmon Poetry 2019)—Best Dressed 2020, Sundress Academy for the Arts, USA; and Books of the Year 2019, The Lonely Crowd (UK).
where the lost things go (Salmon Poetry 2017).
Some Days the Bird (Beltway Editions 2022) – co-written with US poet, Heather Bourbeau.
Anne has longstanding creative collaborations with artists and musicians in Ireland, Australia and the US; her work has featured in international art exhibitions and on music albums. She is the recipient of an Australian Government scholarship and a bursary for her PhD in Creative Writing at UTS where she researches and teaches.