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Deirdre Hines – Parables

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Deirdre Hines is an award winning poet and playwright. Her first book of poems ‘The Language of Coats’ was published by New Island Books (2012), and contains the poems which won The Listowel Poetry Collection Prize 2011. New poems have appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Crannóg, The Lake, Elsewhere Lit, The Bombay Review, Abridged, The Honest Ulsterman, Three Drops From A Cauldron, Boyne Berries, & Ink, Sweat and Tears to name a few. She has been shortlisted in The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2010, The Allingham Poetry Prize 2018 and 2019, and in The Fish Poetry Prize 2020. Her poetry reviews have appeared in PN Review, Riggwelter, Sabotage and Rochford Street Review.She is a keen advocate of Children’s Writing, and judges North West Words’ Childrens Writing Competition since its inception. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she can be contacted for Readings and Workshops at

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