Denise O’Hagan

You can read Denise’s awarded and published poems by clicking on the links below:

Awards

 

Love was almond shaped‘: Winner of the Dalkey Poetry Prize, 2020

Highly commended in the Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Award, 2020

In the shadows‘: Winner of the Adelaide Plains Poetry Competition (open section), 2019

Power Cut’: Second prize in the Aurora Prize for Writing (Poetry), 2022

The Measure of Absence’: Second prize in the Poetry d’Amour Competition WA Poets Inc, Perth Poetry Festival  2022
Highly commended in the New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition, 2022

Priceless‘: Second prize in the Sawmillers Poetry Prize, 2022

If I could‘: Second prize in the South Coast Writers Centre Poetry Award, 2021

Still the rain kept falling‘: Second prize in the Sutherland Shire Literary Competition, 2020 

In limbo‘: Third prize in the Proverse International Poetry Prize 2021 

‘Masquerade: Finalist in the Microflix Festival and Awards, 2021

Vermeer in Boston‘: Finalist in the Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Contest, 2021
Shortlisted in the Booranga Literary Prizes, 2019

The Powerful Owl is listed as vulnerable’: Highly commended in the Philippa Holland Award for Poetry, 2022
Highly commended in the Welsh Poetry Competition, 2022

The embrace’: Highly commended in the Ethel Webb Blundell Literary Awards, 2022

Mother and Child’: Highly commended in the Goldsmith International Poetry Competition, 2021
Shortlisted in the Bournemouth Writing Prize, 2022

Prayer stool’: Highly commended in the Scribes Writers ‘Poetic Licence’ Literary Award, 2019

Recalling Sarah’: Highly commended in the Australian Catholic University Poetry Prize, 2018
Special mention in Pangolin Poetry Prize, 2018

In among the ruins, love’: Commended in the WB Yeats Poetry Prize, Australia, 2022
Longlisted in the Fish poetry Prize, 2021

My husband’s grandfather, the jeweller’: Commended in the Woorilla Poetry Prize, 2020

Acquiescence’: Commended in the Woorilla Poetry Prize, 2019

Power cut’: Shortlisted in the Aurora Prize for Writing, 2022
Longlisted in the Plough Writing Prize, 2022

As water is to mist’: Shortlisted in the Liquid Amber Poetry Prize, 2022

It never happened’: Shortlisted in the Plough Writing Prize, 2022

Thought-washing’: Shortlisted in the Bournemouth Writing Prize, 2022

Stages of wanting’: Shortlisted in the Australian Catholic University Poetry Prize, 2021

‘Pine nuts at lunchtime‘: Shortlisted in the Saolta Arts Poetry Competition, 2020

‘Blessed to be here’: Shortlisted in the Women Writers National Writing Competition, 2019

What was’: Shortlisted in the Robert Graves Poetry Prize, 2018

Street seasons’: Longlisted in the Segora International Poetry Competition, 2020

On getting my first glasses at thirteen’: Longlisted in the National Poetry Competition, UK, 2021

 

Publications (journals & chapbooks)

‘The house remembers’: Last Stanza Poetry Journal, September 2022

‘Subtext’: Quadrant, September 2022

‘Just a bag’: Live Encounters, July 2022

‘Mother and child’: Live Encounters, July 2022

‘Detritus’: Crannog Magazine,  June 2022

‘On getting my first glasses at thirteen’: a fine line, New Zealand Poetry Society, Autumn 2022

‘You’ve got his eyes’: Tarot Poetry Journal, May 2022

‘Past and future tense’: Tarot Poetry Journal, May 2022

‘Duplicity’: Tarot Poetry Journal, May 2022

‘In the shadows’: Fevers of the Mind, May 2022

‘Street seasons’: Fevers of the Mind, April 2022

‘In limbo’: Mingled Voices 6, International Proverse Poetry Prize Anthology (Proverse Hong Kong), 2022

‘The hemline of lost memories’: Quadrant, March 2022

‘The winds of our own desire’: The Madrigal, Verity, Issue 4, February 2022

‘The shrug’: Appointment at 10:30, Volume 22, Pure Slush, February 2022

‘Do you wonder’: Shot Glass Journal, 2022

‘Lucifer’s fingernail’: Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women’s Liberation, 46.1 & 2, 2020

‘El Alamein Fountain’: Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women’s Liberation, 46.1 & 2, 2020

‘Flat Rock Gully’: Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women’s Liberation, 46.1 & 2, 2020

‘Manly Dam’: Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women’s Liberation, 46.1 & 2, 2020

‘Three instances’: Meniscus, Volume 9, Issue 2, January 2022

‘If I could’: Legacies, South Coast Writers’ Centre, March 2021

Afterglow’fourW thirty-two, anthology of selected entries (Booranga Writers’ Centre, November 2021)

Treading carefully’: Brushstrokes II, Ros Spencer Poetry Contest Anthology 2020–21, WA Poets Publishing, 2021
Republished in Fevers of the Mind, 2022

‘Stages of wanting’: Resilience (anthology), Australian Catholic University, Melboune, 2021

‘Waiting’: Grieve, Volume 9: Stories and Poems of Grief and Loss (anthology), Hunter Writers Centre, 2021

‘Tethered’: Pigeon Review, 2021

‘Sunday Roast’: Literary Veganism: An Online Journal, 2021

‘The longest journey’: Copperfield Review Quarterly, 2021

‘Creating by substraction’: Lothlorien Poetry Journal, 2021

‘After Alexandrine, maybe’: The Ekphrastic Review, 2021
Republished in Fevers of the Mind, 2022

‘A look that won’t catch on’: Not Very Quiet, 2021

‘Love was almond shaped’: Books Ireland, 2021

‘Still the rain kept falling’: Lothlorien Poetry Journal, 2021
Republished in The Fellowship of the Pen, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Volume 1, Jan.-Feb. 2021
Nominated for Best of the Net by Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Volume 1, Sep. 2021

‘Nature’s grand chandelier’: Lothlorien Poetry Journal, 2021
Republished in The Fellowship of the Pen, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Volume 1, Jan.-Feb. 2021

Crime of the times: Burrow, Old Water Rat Publishing, 2021

Twenty-two years: Tarot, Issue 1, 2020
Republished in Fevers of the Mind, 2022

The dry-cleaner’s daughter: Tarot, Issue 1, 2020

‘Burmese, past unknown’: Purrfect Poems: Poetry Anthology in Support of Cats Protection Stafford and District, Dream Well Writing Ltd, UK, 2020

Street Seasons: Vox Galvia, Galway Advertiser, 2020
Republished in Fevers of the Mind, 2022

Not your time: Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, Volume 1, 11th Anniversary Edition, 2020

I walk on seashells: Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, Volume 1, 11th Anniversary Edition, 2020
republished in WordCity Monthly, Issue 5, 2021

Earth tremors: Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, Volume 1, 11th Anniversary Edition, 2020

The papering of distance: Not Very Quiet, 2020

Ave atqaue vale‘: Grieve: Stories and Poems of Grief and Loss, Volume 8 (anthology), Hunter Writers Centre, 2020

A world in waiting‘: Burrow, Old Water Rat Publishing, 2020
republished in Covid-19 Poetry Anthology, Realistic Poetry International, 2021

Rosedale, New Year’s Eve: Bluepepper, 2020

‘Porcelain leaves, the cream and the green’: FemAsia, 2020

‘Be-mused’: Backchannels No. 4, 2020

‘In defence of the slimmest of events’: Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, 2020

‘Election special’: Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, 2020

‘Matters of the heart’: Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, 2020

‘Last stop’: Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, 2020

‘Stranger’: Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, 2020

‘No room for tears’: Scarlet Leaf Review, 2020

‘Destination nowhere’: Scarlet Leaf Review, 2020
republished in Mediterranean Poetry, 2020

‘The lady on the steps’: Scarlet Leaf Review, 2020

‘Vermeer in Boston’: The Ekphrastic Review, 2020
republished in Black Coffee Review, 2020
republished in The Galway Review, 2021

‘Bedsitter’: Australian Poetry Collaboration, 2019

‘Oblique angles’: Miletus International Literature Magazine, 2019

‘I don’t want to go back’: Miletus International Literature Magazine, 2019

‘Between beauty and decadence’: The Blue Nib, 2019
republished in Fevers of the Mind, 2021

‘My tapestry’: The Blue Nib, 2019

‘The quiet assimilators’: Eureka Street, 2019
republished in Poetry and Settled Status for All: An Anthology, ed. A Musiyiwa (Civic Leicester, UK, 2022)

‘A journey of sorts’: Eureka Street, 2019
republished in Fevers of the Mind, 2021

‘Black box’: The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, 2019

‘Charlie’: Other Terrain Journal, Issue 7, 2019
republished in WordCity Monthly, Issue 5, 2021
republished in To Be Or Not To Be A Writer, Sweetycat Press, 2021

‘A gift for the taking’: Poetica Review, Summer Edition, 2019
republished in Scarlet Leaf Review, 2020

‘I left suitcases’: Pink Cover Zine, Issue 4, 2019

‘A stain the shape of Italy’: The Blue Nib, Issue 37, 2019
republished in Pink Cover Zine (Issue 4), 2019

‘Separateness’: The Blue Nib, Issue 37, 2019
republished in Fevers of the Mind, 2021

‘For my cousin in Faenza’: The Blue Nib, Issue 37, 2019
republished in Mediterranean Poetry, 2020
republished in Scarlet Leaf Review, 2020

‘The passing of things’: The Blue Nib, Issue 37, 2019

‘The flick of a lizard’s tail’: The Blue Nib, Issue 37, 2019

‘Now he is here’: Other Terrain Journal, 2018

‘And the nuns wore lipstick’: New Reader Magazine, 2018

‘Honolulu breakfasts’: New Reader Magazine, 2018

‘I’m lucky’: New Reader Magazine, 2018

‘Pine nuts at lunchtime’: Literary Yard, 2018
republished in Poet’s Corner, InDaily, 2018
republished in Abstract Magazine: Contemporary Expressions, 2019

‘What was’: Literary Yard, 2018
republished in Scarlet Leaf Review, Anniversary Edition, 2018
republished in The Sunlight Press, 2019
republished in Abstract Magazine: Contemporary Expressions, 2019

‘Before the party’: Literary Yard, 2018
republished in The Sunlight Press, 2019
republished in Abstract Magazine: Contemporary Expressions, 2019 
republished in The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, 2019

‘Boston uncommon: Literary Yard, 2018
republished in Scarlet Leaf Review, Anniversary Edition, 2018
republished in Poetica, chapbook anthology, Clarendon House Publications, 2019

‘Fifty-five days’: Backstory Journal, 2018
republished in Scarlet Leaf Review, Anniversary Edition, 2018

‘Recalling Sarah’: Empathy (anthology), Australian Catholic University, Melboune, 2018
republished in Pink Cover Zine (Issue 3), 2018

‘A glut of words’: Scarlet Leaf Review, Anniversary Edition, 2018
republished in Down in the Dirt: Fallen Kingdom (Vol. 162), January–February 2019

‘Someone else’s morning’: Scarlet Leaf Review, Anniversary Edition, 2018
republished in Down in the Dirt: Fallen Kingdom (Vol. 162), January–February 2019

‘Past and future tense’
Selected for the ‘Spirit of Renewal’ Manly Art Gallery and Museum Poetry Alive Reading, 2021

Poetry in translation

 

‘Between beauty and decadence, Love is almond shaped, My tapestry’, A glut of words’ and Still the rain kept falling’:
translated into Spanish by María Del Castillo Sucerquia and published in Cardenal Revista Literaria (Mexico), 2020
https://cardenalrevista.com/poesia/

‘A stain the shape of Italy, Earth tremors, Before the party’, What was’ and Pine nuts at lunchtime’:
translated into Spanish by María Del Castillo Sucerquia and published in Revista Poesía, University of Carabobo (Venezuela), 2021
/http://poesia.uc.edu.ve/denise-ohagan/