Jo Burns

Genres: Irish Writing | Poetry

Jo Burns was born in County Derry but now lives in Germany. The author of Circling for Gods (Eyewear Publishing), White Horses and Brink (both Turas Press), Jo has also been published in Oxford Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, London Magazine, Magma, Acumen and The Stinging Fly. She has won several Poetry Society Members Poems competitions, as well as the Magma Poetry Competition, the Irish Writers’ Festival Shirley McClure Prize, the Wild Word New Irish Writing in Germany Award, The Listowel Poetry Prize and The Poetry Society UK Hamish Canham Poetry Prize. She has been runner-up/ shortlisted in the Strokestown International Poetry Prize, Bridport Prize, Plough Poetry Prize, Mairtín Crawford Award and the An Post Irish Poem of the Year Award. Jo has read at The Belfast Book Festival; Ó Bhéal Winter Warmers; Heaney Homeplace; Keats House London (Magma Poetry Prize Winner); The Irish Writers Centre, Dublin and the Hamburg Westwords Irish Literary Festival. Jo’s latest collection of poetry The Conversation is a collaborative poetry collection with Emily Cooper.

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