Denise O’Hagan

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

Awards

In the shadows‘: First prize in Adelaide Plains Poetry Competition (open section), 2019
http://carolyn-poeticpause.blogspot.com/

Still the rain kept falling‘: Second prize in Sutherland Shire Literary Competition, 2020
http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Community/Library/Sutherland-Shire-Literary-Competition/2020-Winners/Still-the-Rain-Kept-Falling

Recalling Sarah’: Highly commended in Australian Catholic University Poetry Prize, 2018 and Special mention in Pangolin Poetry Prize, 2018
https://thepangolinreview.wixsite.com/mypoetrysite/1st-edition-results

Love was almond shaped’: Highly commended in Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Award, 2020
https://www.facebook.com/Inchicore-Ledwidge-Society-133648683339547

Prayer stool’: Highly commended in Scribes Writers ‘Poetic Licence’ Literary Award, 2019
http://www.scribeswriters.com/2019-poetry-results.html

My husband’s grandfather, the jeweller’: Commended in Woorilla Poetry Prize, 2020
https://www.facebook.com/woorillapoetryprize/videos/1036884400088443

Acquiescence’: Commended in Woorilla Poetry Prize, 2019
http://woorilla.org.au/

‘Pine nuts at lunchtime‘: Shortlisted in Saolta Arts Poetry Competition, 2020
http://www.artsandhealth.ie/2020/02/05/saolta-arts-poetry-competition-2020/

Vermeer in Boston‘: Shortlisted in the Booranga Literary Prizes, 2019
https://mailchi.mp/56485c1fcc4d/shortlist-announced-for-2019-booranga-literary-prizes

What was’: Shortlisted in Robert Graves Poetry Prize, 2018
https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/research-centres/the-roehampton-poetry-centre/robert-graves-prize/

Publications (journals & chapbooks)

Street Seasons‘, Vox Galvia, Galway Advertiser, 2020
https://www.advertiser.ie/galway

Not your time‘, Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, Volume 1, 11th Anniversary Edition, 2020
https://liveencounters.net/le-poetry-writing-2020/12-dec-pw-vol-one-2020/denise-ohagan-not-your-time/

I walk on seashells‘, Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, Volume 1, 11th Anniversary Edition, 2020
https://liveencounters.net/le-poetry-writing-2020/12-dec-pw-vol-one-2020/denise-ohagan-not-your-time/

Earth tremors‘, Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, Volume 1, 11th Anniversary Edition, 2020
https://liveencounters.net/le-poetry-writing-2020/12-dec-pw-vol-one-2020/denise-ohagan-not-your-time/

The papering of distance‘, Not Very Quiet, 2020
https://not-very-quiet.com/2020/09/14/the-papering-of-distance/

Ave atqaue vale‘, Grieve: Stories and Poems of Grief and Loss, Volume 8 (anthology), Hunter Writers Centre, 2020
https://hunterwriterscentre.org/grieve-project/

A world in waiting‘, Burrow, Old Water Rat Publishing, 2020
https://oldwaterratpublishing.com/a-world-in-waiting/

Rosedale, New Year’s Eve‘, Bluepepper, 2020
https://bluepepper.blogspot.com/2020/08/new-poetry-by-denise-ohagan.html

‘Porcelain leaves, the cream and the green’, FemAsia, 2020
http://femasiamagazine.com/porcelain-leaves-the-cream-and-the-green/

‘Be-mused’, Backchannels No. 4, 2020
https://www.backchannelsjournal.net/denise-ohagan-bemused-4

‘In defence of the slimmest of events’, Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, 2020
https://liveencounters.net/le-poetry-writing-2020/02-february-pw-2020/denise-ohagan-matters-of-the-heart/

‘Election special’, Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, 2020
https://liveencounters.net/le-poetry-writing-2020/02-february-pw-2020/denise-ohagan-matters-of-the-heart/

‘Matters of the heart’, Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, 2020
https://liveencounters.net/le-poetry-writing-2020/02-february-pw-2020/denise-ohagan-matters-of-the-heart/

‘Last stop’, Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, 2020
https://liveencounters.net/le-poetry-writing-2020/02-february-pw-2020/denise-ohagan-matters-of-the-heart/

‘Stranger’, Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, 2020
https://liveencounters.net/le-poetry-writing-2020/02-february-pw-2020/denise-ohagan-matters-of-the-heart/

‘No room for tears’, Scarlet Leaf Review, 2020
https://www.scarletleafreview.com/poems16/category/denise-ohagan

‘Destination nowhere’, Scarlet Leaf Review, 2020
https://www.scarletleafreview.com/poems16/category/denise-ohagan
republished in Mediterranean Poetry, 2020
https://www.odyssey.pm/contributors/denise-ohagan/

‘The lady on the steps’, Scarlet Leaf Review, 2020
https://www.scarletleafreview.com/poems16/category/denise-ohagan

‘Vermeer in Boston’, The Ekphrastic Review, 2020
http://www.ekphrastic.net/ekphrastic/vermeer-in-boston-by-denise-ohagan
republished in Black Coffee Review, 2020
https://www.blackcoffeereview.com/fall-2020/vermeer-in-boston-by-denise-o-hagan

‘Bedsitter’, Australian Poetry Collaboration, 2019
http://meusepress.tripod.com/apc.htmohagan

‘Oblique angles’, Miletus International Literature Magazine, 2019
http://www.turkishliteraturendart.com/miletus.html

‘I don’t want to go back’, Miletus International Literature Magazine, 2019
http://www.turkishliteraturendart.com/miletus.html

‘Between beauty and decadence’, The Blue Nib, 2019
https://thebluenib.com/article/denise-ohagan

‘My tapestry’, The Blue Nib, 2019
https://thebluenib.com/article/denise-ohagan

‘The quiet assimilators’, Eureka Street, 2019
https://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article/the-quiet-assimilators

‘A journey of sorts’, Eureka Street, 2019
https://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article/the-quiet-assimilators

‘Black box’, The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, 2019
http://www.theenchantingverses.org/denise-orsquohagan.html

‘Charlie’, Other Terrain Journal, Issue 7, 2019
http://www.otherterrainjournal.com.au/issues/issue-seven/issue-seven-poetry/charlie/

‘A gift for the taking’, Poetica Review, Summer Edition, 2019
https://poeticareview.wixsite.com/mysite-1/poetica-review-2
republished in Scarlet Leaf Review, 2020
https://www.scarletleafreview.com/poems16/category/denise-ohagan

‘I left suitcases’, Pink Cover Zine, Issue 4, 2019
https://pinkcoverzine.wordpress.com/

‘A stain the shape of Italy’, The Blue Nib, Issue 37, 2019
https://thebluenib.com/article/denise-ohagan-new-poetry/
republished in Pink Cover Zine (Issue 4), 2019
https://pinkcoverzine.wordpress.com/

‘Separateness’, The Blue Nib, Issue 37, 2019
https://thebluenib.com/article/denise-ohagan-new-poetry/

For my cousin in Faenza’, The Blue Nib, Issue 37, 2019
https://thebluenib.com/article/denise-ohagan-new-poetry/
republished in Mediterranean Poetry, 2020
https://www.odyssey.pm/contributors/denise-ohagan/
republished in Scarlet Leaf Review, 2020
https://www.scarletleafreview.com/poems16/category/denise-ohagan

‘The passing of things’, The Blue Nib, Issue 37, 2019
https://thebluenib.com/article/denise-ohagan-new-poetry/

‘The flick of a lizard’s tail’, The Blue Nib, Issue 37, 2019
https://thebluenib.com/article/denise-ohagan-new-poetry/

‘Now he is here’, Other Terrain Journal, 2018
http://www.otherterrainjournal.com.au/issues/issue-five/now-he-is-here/

And the nuns wore lipstick’, New Reader Magazine, 2018
https://www.newreadermagazine.com/

‘Honolulu breakfasts’, New Reader Magazine, 2018
https://www.newreadermagazine.com/

‘I’m lucky’, New Reader Magazine, 2018
https://www.newreadermagazine.com/

‘Pine nuts at lunchtime’, Literary Yard, 2018
https://literaryyard.com/2018/08/22/pine-nuts-at-lunchtime-and-other-poems-by-denise-ohagan/
republished in Poet’s Corner, InDaily, 2018
https://indaily.com.au/arts-and-culture/books-and-poetry/2018/10/24/poem-pine-nuts-at-lunchtime/
republished in Abstract Magazine: Contemporary Expressions, 2019
http://abstractmagazinetv.com/2019/06/05/pine-nuts-at-lunchtime-by-denise-ohagan/

‘What was’, Literary Yard, 2018
https://literaryyard.com/2018/08/22/pine-nuts-at-lunchtime-and-other-poems-by-denise-ohagan/
republished in Scarlet Leaf Review, Anniversary Edition, 2018
https://www.scarletleafreview.com/anniversary-issue/category/denise-ohagan
republished in The Sunlight Press, 2019
https://www.thesunlightpress.com/2019/04/01/what-was-before-the-party/
republished in Abstract Magazine: Contemporary Expressions, 2019
http://abstractmagazinetv.com/2019/06/01/what-was-by-denise-ohagan/

‘Before the party’ Literary Yard, 2018
https://literaryyard.com/2018/08/22/pine-nuts-at-lunchtime-and-other-poems-by-denise-ohagan/
republished in The Sunlight Press, 2019
https://www.thesunlightpress.com/2019/04/01/what-was-before-the-party/
republished in Abstract Magazine: Contemporary Expressions, 2019
http://abstractmagazinetv.com/2019/06/03/before-the-party-by-denise-ohagan/
republished in The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, 2019
http://www.theenchantingverses.org/denise-orsquohagan.html

‘Boston uncommon’, Literary Yard, 2018
https://literaryyard.com/2018/08/22/pine-nuts-at-lunchtime-and-other-poems-by-denise-ohagan/
republished in Scarlet Leaf Review, Anniversary Edition, 2018
https://www.scarletleafreview.com/anniversary-issue/category/denise-ohagan
republished in Poetica, chapbook anthology, Clarendon House Publications, 2019
https://www.clarendonhousebooks.com/anthologies

‘Fifty-five days’, Backstory Journal, 2018
http://www.backstoryjournal.com.au/2018/12/15/fifty-five-days/
republished in Scarlet Leaf Review, Anniversary Edition, 2018
https://www.scarletleafreview.com/anniversary-issue/category/denise-ohagan

‘Recalling Sarah’, in chapbook anthology Empathy (Australian Catholic University, Melboune, 2018)
republished in Pink Cover Zine (Issue 3), 2018
https://pinkcoverzine.wordpress.com/

‘A glut of words’, Scarlet Leaf Review, Anniversary Edition, 2018
https://www.scarletleafreview.com/anniversary-issue/category/denise-ohagan
republished in Down in the Dirt: Fallen Kingdom (Vol. 162), January–February 2019
http://scars.tv/dirt-new-issue.htm

‘Someone else’s morning’, Scarlet Leaf Review, Anniversary Edition, 2018
https://www.scarletleafreview.com/anniversary-issue/category/denise-ohagan
republished in Down in the Dirt: Fallen Kingdom (Vol. 162), January–February 2019
http://scars.tv/dirt-new-issue.htm