Victoria Kennefick

Genres: Cork | Irish Writing | Poetry

Victoria Kennefick grew up in Cork and lives in Kerry. Her pamphlet White Whale won the Munster Literature Centre Chapbook Competition in 2014 and the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet in 2015. She was named an Arts Council Next Generation Artist in 2016. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, PN Review, The Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly and elsewhere. Her first collection, Eat Or We Both Starve (2021), won the Seamus Heaney First Collection Prize 2022. Her second collection Egg/Shell was published by Carcanet in February 2024. Victoria is Cork County Council’s Writer in Residence for 2024.

Arts Council - funding literature
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Places West Cork Islands
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
Maritime Hotel