Audrey Molloy - Irish PoetAudrey Molloy is an Irish poet. Her debut collection, The Important Things, was published by The Gallery Press in June 2021. Her chapbook, Satyress, was published by Southword Editions in 2020.

Born in Dublin and raised in the coastal village of Blackwater, County Wexford, Audrey now lives in Sydney. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Creative Writing (Poetry) at the Manchester Writing School (Manchester Metropolitan University).

Drawing on a range of influences from multimedia culture to science and medicine, her poetry explores aspects of modern femininity, motherhood, transformation and impermanence in lyrical verse and prose poems.

Audrey’s poetry has appeared in literary journals including Poetry Ireland Review, The North, Magma, Stand, Mslexia, Southword, The Moth, The Irish Times, The Australian, The Tangerine and Meanjin.  

In 2019 she received the Hennessy Award for Emerging Poetry, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award and the An Post Irish Book Award (APIBA) for Irish Poem of the Year. Her work has been nominated for the Forward Prize and shortlisted for several other awards.

In 2020 Audrey received a Literature Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland and a Varuna Residential Fellowship.

In 2021 she collaborated with Morag Anderson, Barbara DeCoursey Roy and Maeve McKenna on How Bright the Wings Drive Us, which won the Dreich Alliance Chapbook competition.

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