About Aoife Lyall

Publications, Projects, and Prizes


Mother, Nature (Bloodaxe Books, 2021) 

Bloodaxe Books is one of the top 


·       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


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

·       New Writing Scotland, (ASLS, 2020)

·       Chaos (Patrician Press, 2020) 

Individual Publications

  • 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 


  • Butcher’s Dog. 


  • Poetry London

  • The Interpreter's House

  • Browse

  • This website

Collaborative projects

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

·       Guest Curator at Scottish Poetry Library: 

·       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