Winter Readings: Raine Geoghegan

Raine Geoghegan reads her two poems from Issue Thirteen

‘The Man I Thought was Welsh’

‘My Father’s House’

Raine Geoghegan, M.A. is a Welsh born poet, prose writer and playwright of Romany descent. She is a Forward Prize, twice Pushcart Prize, and Best of the Net nominee. Her work has been published online and in print with Poetry Ireland Review; Travellers’ Times; Ofi Press; Under the Radar; The Clearing; SkyLight47; Fly on the Wall and many more. Her essay, ‘It’s Hopping Time’ was featured in Gifts of Gravity and Light (Hodder & Stoughton, 2021). She has a Highly Commended Award for poetry from Winchester University’s Reaching Out competition and was long listed for the NHS Poetry competition in 2019. Two pamphlets, Apple Water: Povel Panni and they lit fires: lenti hatch o yog are by Hedgehog Poetry Press. Apple Water was listed in the Poetry Book Society Spring 2019 Selection. Her play The Tree Woman was featured in the online festival with the Same Boat Theatre Collective based in San Francisco. She is the Romani Script Consultant for the musical For Tonight. Her third pamphlet The Stone Sleep was published in January 2022 with Hedgehog Poetry Press. The Talking Stick: O Pookering Kosh  was published by Salmon Poetry Press in March 2022. Follow Raine at @RaineGeoghegan5