Works & Awards



Seamus Heaney Fellowship, Queens University, Belfast


Poem commissioned by Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for an exhibition by visual artist Otobong Nkanga


Milk (a Memoir) - The Dublin Review Issue 70 - Spring 2018 Issue 


 'Brightening' The Irish Times



 Craquelure (Poem) - The Poetry Review (Britain) - Spring 2018 issue




Mandible (essay) - Gorse Issue 9 - A collision of history, motherhood, folklore and famine

A cross-disciplinary collaboration with composer Linda Buckley and designer Ian Maleney brought Mandible to life online. Best viewed on a laptop/PC. Watch it here.


Crashlands - Summer 2017 - Collaborative Project with Crash Ensemble

Cross-disciplinary collaboration involving a commission of 10 new poems and a national tour. Further information here. Recipient of funding from The Arts Council (Making Great Art Work Scheme)
  • Cnuasach úr filíochta      ~~        A new collection of Irish language poetry

“Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a poet to watch, with a fresh view of the world: apparently ordinary houses, shops, common objects and activities.  The sureness of her touch and the skill with which she handles language and shapes her poems are almost invisible, but it is through them that she achieves the feat of making us look again at the usual and illuminates its pulsating strangeness.” - Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Ireland Professor of Poetry


'On Gesture, A Broken Genealogy in 9 Movements' (Essay) - The Stinging Fly - An essay in fragments on the inheritance of gesture, famine, language rupture, schizophrenia, and historical trauma. 


A celebration of the relationship between Irish and Choctaw peoples during the Irish famine of 1847, this collaborative, trilingual pamphlet was written in tandem with Choctaw poet LeAnne Howe. More information on the background to this project at The Irish Times

  Poetry International features a selection of poems in both Irish and English, accompanied by a critical essay on my work by Clíona Ní Ríordáin of Université Sorbonne, Paris. More here

Featured Poet in New Hibernia Review (USA) - seven new poems. Volume 21, No. 2: Summer 2017 issue. 


 A new film-poem 'FéinPhic le Línte' here



​Postcards from a Hospital (a lyric essay) - Fallow Media - here

Rooney Prize for Irish Literature 2016.              More at The Irish Times - here


 [chronosequence] - New Dublin Press

Poetry Ireland Review's  'The Rising Generation' -  Issue 118 A selection of work by a new generation of Irish poets, selected by editor Vona Groarke
A poem of mine represented Ireland at The Poetry Society’s European Literature Night (British Library, London)   '​Faoi Mhaighnéidín Cuisneora' ('Under a Fridge Magnet') More information here


The poem 'Waking' (dedicated to the memory of Savita Halappanavar) in 'Windharp: Poems of Ireland Since 1916' (Penguin, 2015)

The Lightning, The Lightening (Fiction) commissioned by The Farmgate Café & The Munster Literature Centre
‘While Bleeding’ - Poetry (Chicago)
Clasp - a collection of poems in English published by Dedalus Press. Recipient of the Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize and The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Purchase here
A series of 10 radio essays on Irish Poetry commissioned and broadcast by The Poetry Programme, RTÉ Radio 1. More here
  In Water, Flight (Fiction)  - Southword, edited by Danielle McLaughlin
'A Hummingbird, Your Heart' - a bilingual pamhlet of poems in Irish with English translations by Smithereens Press
'Rondelet on the Alchemy of Bacon Fat'),- ​a filmpoem​ collaboration with Peter Madden
'Valise of Memories' - a new poem in The Irish Times in memory of Margaret Maher, housemaid and confidante of Emily Dickinson.