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Read a selection of Jamie's online publications


There’s a great deal to admire in the work of Jamie O’Halloran. Her calm voice seems to reach out from a deeply grounded life into a judicious consideration of the natural world and of our place in that world. It’s a voice which is immediately trustworthy: gentle, balanced, undeceived. A careful voice, in every good sense of that word ‘careful’.

—Mark Roper

​American-Irish poet Jamie O’Halloran was born, raised and has lived along the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts of the United States and is now an Irish citizen living in the Connemara region of County Galway in the West of Ireland. This suits her well as the natural world provides much of the impetus and imagery for her poems. She has been writing and publishing poems for a long while. Her poems appear recently in Banshee, Poetry Ireland Review, Southword, 14 Magazine, One Hand Clapping, Channel, Howl, Pinhole Poetry, Hive and Crannóg.



Corona Connemara & Half a Crown, Southword Editions, 2022

Sweet to the Grit, Inevitable Press, 1998

The Landscape From Behind, V.C. Press, 1997

Woodlands & Waterways Poems from a Reading, Cumberland Press, 1994

Awards & Prizes ​​

2023 Southword Subscribers Competition, First Prize

2023 The Mairtín Crawford Award for Poetry, 1st Runner Up

2022 Agility Award, Arts Council of Ireland

2022 Artist in Residence, Brigit's Garden, Galway

2021 Cúirt New Writing Prize, 2nd place

2021 Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition

1993 Ann Stanford Prize, Southern California Anthology


Romance Options, Dedalus Press, 2022

Poets Meet Politics, Hungry Hill Writing. 2022

Chasing Shadows, Creative Ireland, 2022

Local Wonders, Dedalus Press, 2021

Blue Arc West: An Anthology of California Poets, Tebot Bach, 2007

Mischief, Caprice, & Other Poetic Strategies, Red Wind Books, 2004

So Luminous the Wildflowers: An Anthology of California Poets, Tebot Bach, 2003

Beyond the Valley of Contemporary Poets 2000, VC Press, 2001

And What Rough Beast: Poems at the End of the Century, Ashland Poetry Press, 1999

Beyond the Valley of Contemporary Poets 1997, The Sacred Beverage Press, 1998

Grand Passion: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, Red Wind Books, 1995

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