Nessa Oâ€™Mahony was born in Dublin in 1964. Her poetry has appeared in a number of Irish, UK and North American periodicals including Poetry Ireland Review, The Shop, nthpositon.com, The Stinging Fly, Agenda, Orbis, Staple, In Media Res (Canada), and the Atlanta Review and has also been broadcast by RTÃ‰ radio.
Her first poetry collection, entitled Bar Talk, was published by iTaLiCs Press in Dublin in 1999. Her second, Trapping a Ghost was published by Blue Chrome in 2007.
She completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in 2003 and a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Bangor. She was awarded a literature bursary by the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ã‰alaÃon in 2004. She was writer in residence at the John Hewitt International Summer School, 2007, where these recordings were made during a live reading.
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My First Love - Nessa O'Mahony: Play in Popup | Download
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