Commended at Interpreter's House Open House 2016 Competition 

New Anthology Launched at V&A 

Judge Jonathan Edwards said of Maeve's poem The Reason Why We Left : "There is subject matter here of the highest importance, and the control of form allows the narrative to develop slowly, bit by bit, the imposed restraint making the poem heartbreaking. This is a moving and significant poem."


Winning poems will appear in Issue 62 of The Interpreter's House to be launched June 2016.

To celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in April 2016, Live Canon invited 154 contemporary poets to respond to the 154 sonnets. Each new poem sits facing the sonnet from which it took inspiration.  Maeve was commissioned to respond to Sonnet XVI.


"The resulting anthology is a stunning collection of contemporary work in its own right, and a fitting celebration of the inspiration Shakespeare has given to latter poets over the last 400 years." 


Publications and Awards


Two poems longlisted for the National Poetry Competition 2015. Results announced March 2016.


Poem Our Garden in Yarmouk published in Flight Anthology Feb 2016

Poem  A Year In commended Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2015

Poem Weather Systems Key Stage 4 Shortlisted Live Canon International Poetry Competition 2015

Poem Donnington Bridge  3rd Prize Backroom Poets International Poetry Competition 2015


Poem Bloodlines:   Commended  Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine 2015

Short Story Her Last Words:  Highly Commended Manchester Fiction Prize 2014

Short Story Chip and Pin:  Commended Orwell Society Dystopian Short Story Competition 2014

Poem Crab Apple Tree:  2nd Prize Poets and Players Competition 2013

Poem Lifeboat Museum:  Published in Poetic Republic’s e-anthology  Poems to Talk About 2013

Poems Midwife, Steam: Published in poetand geek.com issue 7  2013

Poems Tom in the Ashmolean, Pedestal Polka:  Published in Prole issue 11 2013

Short Story: Saturday Always the Same: 2nd Prize Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition 2012

Poem Lighting Candles:  Commended Mslexia Poetry Competition 2012

Poem Late: Commended Cannon Poets Sonnet or Not Competition 2012

Poem Gobbled:  2nd Prize Yeovil Poetry Competition 2011

Poem: Awkward Questions: Longlisted Virginia Warbey Poetry Prize 2010

Poem Playtime: Shortlisted Iota International Poetry Competition 2010

Poem Doula: Shortlisted Bridport Prize 2009

Two of Maeve's poems, Birch Bark Letter Number 292 and Someone Else were chosen by Judge Paul Muldoon for Second Prize and Honourable Mention in an afternoon of poetry readings and live music at Manchester's Whitworth Art Gallery on Saturday 30th May . This is the competition's third year and 871 poems were submitted.

Success at Poets and Players Poetry Competition May 2015

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