Links to work


My piece ¨Visible Mending¨, commissioned by Holocaust Awareness Ireland as a response to the exhibition *The Objects of Love*, is being broadcast as part of Keywords on Sunday 29th January 2023 at 7pm

Here’s Amanda speaking at the opening of Donald Teskey’s exhibition Strands in Claremorris Gallery

In conversation with Enda Wyley and Peter Sirr, Amanda reads from Riptide and offers a poem by Mary Oliver (begins 26 minutes in).
Interviewed in Co. Mayo by Zoë Comyns, Amanda responds to the work of Cynthia Longfield with a new poem and short essays.

The launch of Riptide and David Butler’s Liffey Sequence is available to view here on YouTube

Three poems from Riptide for Books Ireland (‘Bedtime Story’, ‘Negative Space’, and ‘Hoppers and Daddies’)

‘Riptide’ the title poem of my new collection, for Books Ireland

Harold’s Cross Festival Poetry Night: Eight by Five: Amanda Bell introduces readings by Maggie O’Dwyer, Gerard Smyth, Enda Wyley, Peter Sirr, Catherine Ann Cullen, Michael O’Loughlin and Gilles Fabres

Reading ‘A Compost Bin in Rathmines’ The Poetry Perp Walk

Amanda Bell reads her essay ‘Urban Foraging’ (from Empty House, Doire Press, 2021) for Wexford Literature Festival

My prose piece ‘Contactless’ is featured on New Normal Culture’s Keywords 6: Windows

Harold’s Cross Festival Poetry Reading, featuring Amanda Bell, Catherine Ann Cullen, Judith Mok, John O’Donnell, Michael O’Loughlin, Peter Sirr, Adam Wyeth and Enda Wyley

Words Lightly Spoken 50 – Poetry Ireland Review 129, Winter 2019 – Amanda Bell and Eleanor Hooker in conversation with Paul Perry

Christmas Poetry Programme on RTE Radio 1 Christmas Day 2019

Poetry File with Amanda Bell: The Loneliness of the Sasquatch

Poetry File with Amanda Bell: The Sleepless

Poems, haibun, essays

‘Development’, a short haibun about growing up in the 1970s in Ireland, was published in Drifting Sands this winter

‘This Floating World’ – a travel-themed haibun ranging from Co. Wexford to France, Morocco to the Crimea – can be read on Contemporary Haibun Online.

Amanda Bell writes about the influences behind her new collection Riptide for the Irish Times online.

‘Donald Teskey, Ballinglen’, in The Phare, August 2021

Three poems in The Blue Nib, July 2020 (‘Society’, ‘Just Being’, and ‘Learning to Crawl’)

‘Lisbon’, The Ofi Press

Points‘, The Irish Times

‘First the Feathers’ and ‘Dreaming’, Doire Press website

Four poems on Poethead

‘Tuam’, Spontaneity

‘Complicit’, Poetry Ireland Review 120, ed. Vona Groarke

‘The beauty of the game, The Ofi Press Magazine

‘Mad Jack’ and ‘Buttercups’, The Ofi Press Magazine

‘Solstice’, The Ofi Press Magazine

‘The sleepless’, The Ofi Press Magazine 55, and read here on Lyric FM’s Poetry File

Extracts from Undercurrents (Alba Publishing, 2016), The Clearing

Extracts from the loneliness of the sasquatch read on Lyric FM’s Poetry File

‘A Ghazal of Exodus’, The Stinging Fly 36.2

Poem videos of ‘Points’, ‘Cockle Picking’, and ‘The Ballad of Mary Ann Cadden’, Vimeo

Cockle Picking’, Backstory Journal

Cutlery, the importance of‘, Other Terrain Journal

‘Hoppers and Daddies’, Contemporary Haibun Online, republished in The Haibun Journal 1.1

‘So Long’, Contemporary Haibun Online, later published in First the Feathers

Striking Out‘, Haibun Today

Fur in the Game‘, Haibun Today

Bad Weather Days‘ (memoir), Numéro Cinq

Trout’ (essay), The Clearing

Imaginative Linkage: Haibun in Ireland‘, Wales Haiku Journal


Review article about John Burnside’s collection Of Aurochs and Auks: Essays on Mortality and Extinction, Dublin Review of Books, December 2021

Glass by Emily Cooper reviewed in the Dublin Review of Books, November 2021

Unsettled by Rosaleen McDonagh reviewed in the Dublin Review of Books, October 2021

Seed by Joanna Walsh in the Dublin Review of Books, September 2021

Pathogens Love a Patsy: Pandemic and other Poems, by Rita Ann Higgins, Dublin Review of Books, October 2020

My review of John McAuliffe’s The Kabul Olympics in the Dublin Review of Books, July 2020

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell, reviewed for the Dublin Review of Books, June 2020

My review of Ecopiety: Green Media and the dilemma of environmental virtue by Sarah McFarland Taylor in Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism.

My review of Dara McAnulty’s Diary of a Young Naturalist in The Irish Times

Underland by Robert Macfarlane, review essay in Dublin Review of Books, January 2020

Stone Girl by Mary Noonan, Dublin Review of Books, December 2019

Ness by Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood, The Irish Times, December 2019

How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell, Dublin Review of Books, November 2019

Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie, The Irish Times, October 2019

Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri, Dublin Review of Books, September 2019

Elsewhere by Rosita Boland, Dublin Review of Books, June 2019

Our Killer City by Rita Ann Higgins, Dublin Review of Books, May 2019

Northern Lights by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Dublin Review of Books, February 2019

Rochelle Potkar’s Paper Asylum: Prose Poems, Haibun Today, September 2018