Amanda Bell



Dublin-based poet, writer and editor  

Winner of Allingham Prize, placed second in Haiku Society of America’s Merit Book Award, shortlisted for Shine Strong Award, Irish Poem of the Year 2017, and Touchstone Distinguished Books Award. Poetry Ireland Introductions Series 2016

Forthcoming November 2018 – The Loneliness of the Sasquatch                                                                          “An exceptional book.” Doireann Ní Ghríofa


First the Feathers, Doire Press, 2017: ‘This is a powerful collection by a poet whose clear, logical thinking maintains clean control over unusual, thought-provoking subjects. Read it, learn much.’ – Dawn Gorman, The Interpreter’s House

For the latest news click here, or browse the site for details of  publications, readings and awards, as well as my workshops, editing, indexing, and mentoring services

Here’s my interview with Sophie Grenham in The Gloss

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  • Hibernian Writers’ Group
  • Irish Writers’ Centre. Professional member and on mentoring panel
  • Pepperpot Haibun Group
  • Children’s Books Ireland. I review for Inis and CBI’s Reading Guide, and was Poetry Section Editor the 2016 Reading Guide
  • Irish Writers’ Union
  • Association of Freelance Editors Proofreaders and Indexers (AFEPI). Full member since 1997.

See also my profile pages on AFEPI and Linked In