Anne Casey

Originally from the west of Ireland and living in Sydney, Anne Casey is an award-winning poet/writer and author of two critically acclaimed poetry collections— where the lost things go (Salmon Poetry 2017) and out of emptied cups (Salmon Poetry 2019), with a third collection and a chapbook forthcoming in 2021. She has worked for 30 years as a journalist, magazine editor, media communications director and legal author. Senior Poetry Editor of Other Terrain and Backstory literary journals (Swinburne University, Melbourne) from 2017-2020, she has served on numerous editorial advisory boards.

Anne's writing and poetry are widely published internationally and rank in The Irish Times newspaper’s Most-Read.

She has won/shortlisted for poetry prizes in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the USA, the UK, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia – including the ACU Prize for Poetry, Henry Lawson Poetry Competition, Women’s National Book Association of USA Poetry Competition, 25th Annual Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Competition, Hennessy New Irish Writing, Cúirt International Poetry Prize, Overton Poetry Prize, Bedford International Writing Competition and Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland Literary Competition.

Her poems feature internationally in newspapers, magazines, journals, anthologies, podcasts, music albums, stage shows and art exhibitions –The Irish Poetry Reading Archive (James Joyce Library, UCD), The Irish Times, The Canberra Times, Australian Poetry Anthology, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Tahoma Literary Review, Quiddity, Entropy, The Murmur House, Barzakh (State University of New York), Connecticut River Review, The Stony Thursday Book, Westerly Magazine and Cordite Poetry Review among many others.

She holds a Law Degree from University College Dublin, qualifications in media communications from Technological University Dublin, and is a PhD scholarship student at the University of Technology Sydney.

Author's books

Portrait of a Woman Walking Home


In this lyrical, often wry, sometimes heartbreaking and just occasionally horrifying selection of poems, internationally award-winning poet, Anne Casey invites you to step into her shoes, take a self-guided cruise through the State of Womanhood with its redacted facts and multiple travel warnings, feel the red hot sting of betrayal, and leave behind nights of secrets and dread to rise with the rage that her fine sisters gave, a scattering of blue skies and a pocketful of hope on the long walk home.