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About Aoife Lyall

Publications, Projects, and Prizes



Mother, Nature (Bloodaxe Books, 2021) 

The Day Before (Bloodaxe Books, 2024) 



·   Bridport Poetry Prize 2023: Shortlisted

· Saltire First Book Award 2021: Shortlisted 

·       Emerging Scottish Writer Award, Cove Park, 2020

·       Wells Festival of Literature Open Poetry Competition 2019: Shortlisted

·       Rebecca Swift Women Poets’ Prize 2018: Longlisted

·       Hennessy New Irish Writing Award 2018: Poetry: Shortlisted

·       National Jane Martin Poetry Prize 2017: Shortlisted

·       The Patrician Press Short Story and Poetry Competition 2016: Shortlisted

·       Hennessy Literary Awards 2016: Poetry: Shortlisted

·       International Welsh Poetry Competition 2015: Longlisted

·       Neil Gunn Writing Competition 2015: Poetry: Commendation



· Windfall (Hatchette, 2023)

· Romance Options (Dedalus Press, 2022) 

·  New Writing Scotland (ASLS, 2022)

·  Other Worlds: An Anthology of Scottish Island Poems (Polygon, 2022)  

· Best Scottish Poems, (Scottish Poetry Library) 2022

·       Staying Human: new poems for Staying Alive (Bloodaxe Books, 2020)

·       New Writing Scotland, (ASLS, 2020)

·       Chaos (Patrician Press, 2020) 

Individual Publications

2022: Skylight 47, Banshee Lit,  London Magazine, Butcher's Dog, Poetry London, Magma (Commission), Stony Thursday

2021: Poetry Ireland Review, The Rialto, Stand

  • 2020: Banshee Lit, Finished Creatures, Staying Human, New writing Scotland 

  • 2019: Poetry Ireland Review, Magma, Butcher’s Dog, Coast to Coast to Coast, Gutter, Under the Radar, Acumen

  • 2018: The Interpreter’s house, Northwords Now, Banshee Lit, Magma 

  • 2017: Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, The Scores, Northwords Now, AndOtherPoems, Raum, The Poets’ Republic, the Patrician Press Anthology of Refugees and Peacekeepers, The Irish Times

  • 2015: One, The Irish Times 





· Magma Poetry Reviews Editor 

· Butcher’s Dog 


· Filmpoem "Torch" with Luke and Jake Morgan

·      Corbenic Poetry Path, 2022 

·   Co-editing Butcher’s Dog (see above)

·       Guest Curator at Scottish Poetry Library

·   Mentor, Scottish Poetry Library, 2022

·       Contributor the Cateran Ecomuseum 100 poems project, 2020

·     Contributor for Poems from the Backroom poetry project 2020

·       Collaboration between Magma. myself, and the University of Edinburgh to turn 'The Wanderers' into a filmpoem 



Teaching/ Workshops


I have worked as an English teacher for 7 years so have significant experience in teaching large and small groups. This translates to the workshops I have done, both in person and online.

  • Moniack Mhor, individual mentoring, August - October  2023

  • Moniack Mhor, workshop facilitator HUG/Spirit Advocacy Group, June 2022

  • Scottish Poetry Library, Next Generation Youth Makar, Mentor, May 2022, 2023

  • Scottish Year of Stories, Workshop facilitator, Seaforth House, Golspie May 2022

  • Into Poetry, 4-weeks online poetry course, Creator and Facilitator, March 2022

  • Write Enough- Connecting Carers Writing Mentor 2022

  • BOP Youth Theatre: Poetry Mentor September- December 2021

  • Spelt, Workshop Facilitator, 2021

  • SAHF, Workshop Facilitator with Victoria Kennefick 2021

  • Highland Lit Salon, Review workshop, February 2021



  • Poetry Ireland Review

  • PN Review

  • Poetry London

  • The Interpreter's House

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