Amy Barry – Life And Affection

Profile Amy Barry LE Poetry August2016

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Life And Affection by Amy Barry

Amy writes poems and short stories. She has worked in the media, hotel and Oil & Gas industries. Her poems have been published in anthologies, journals, and e-zines, in Ireland and abroad. Her poems have been featured in the radio and television in Italy, Australia, Canada and Ireland. Some of her poems have been translated into Italian. She loves traveling. Trips to India, Nepal, China, Bali, Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Fakenburg have all inspired her work. When not writing she plays Table Tennis. She loves sushi.

Background photograph of umbrella by Mikyoung Cha.

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Amy Barry writes poems and short stories. She is inspired by simply everything. She takes her experiences and colourfully expresses universal themes that seamlessly cross the boundaries of borders and peoples. She explores current issues, love, family, nature, death, famous people and places of interest. She also writes poems on table tennis (being the first poet to have her work published on the Table Tennis Ireland web site which can be found at

When not writing, or gathering inspiration, Amy loves to travel. Trips to India, Nepal, China, Japan, Bali, Paris, Berlin, Budapest and Falkenberg (on the Swedish west coast), have all infused her work.

She is published in anthologies, journals, and press and e-zines, in Ireland and abroad including: Southword Journal, Misty Mountain Review, First Cut, Galway Review, Poetry 24, Mad Swirl, Red Fez, A New Ulster, Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine, Knot Magazine, Destiny to Write Publications,  The Artistic Muse in its Poehemians featured section,  Athlone Topic and the BrooWaha online citizen newspaper.

Amy and her work have featured on radio and television in Australia, Canada, Italy and Ireland. She is often invited to read at festivals and literary events both in Ireland and abroad. She is active with her local poetry group, The Poetry in the Park.

Athlone Literary Festival Poetry night interview with Amy Barry and Michael Corrigan – Mixcloud

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