Originally from Worcestershire in England, Louise G Cole now lives in rural Ireland.
She won the Hennessy Literary Award for Emerging Poetry in 2018 and had a Dublin pub named in her honour (just for a weekend!). She was selected by UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy for publication of a poetry pamphlet, ‘Soft Touch’ in the Laureate’s Choice series in February 2019. Eight of Louise’s poems then appeared in Carol Ann Duffy’s final anthology of her laureateship in May 2019.
Louise has had poems, short stories and flash fiction published in anthologies, newspapers and literary magazines, including the Irish Independent, the Irish Times, Crannóg, From the Well, Stony Thursday, Skylight 47, Ropes, the Strokestown Poetry Festival Anthology, Poetry Ireland Review and the Ogham Stone.
She won Strokestown Poetry Festival’s Roscommon Poets’ Prize 2020 and the New Roscommon Writing Award in 2019, and she was selected for mentorship in 2019/20 by Words Ireland.
Louise G Cole is a qualified adult education tutor and enjoys running creative writing for beginners courses. She facilitates two fortnightly writing groups in Charlestown, County Mayo.
Contact her via email at louisegcolewriter(at)gmail(dot)com
- You can find out a bit more about Louise G Cole here: A Bit of Back Story
- Read a list of her activities and publications here: Ta Da!