poetry clips: Susannah Dickey 

Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

Susannah Dickey (Ireland) first attended the John Hewitt International Summer School as a bursary recipient in 2017, when she was also part at the Lifeboat Press Reading, alongside Seán Hewitt and Andy Eaton. She read at the Hewitt’s 2019 Hillsborough Festival of Literature and Ideas, alongside Joe Lines and Anna Loughran, again as part of a Lifeboat Press event.

Susannah grew up in Derry and now lives in Belfast. She has a MA in Creative writing from Goldsmith’s and is currently a PhD student with the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast. In 2018 she was shortlisted for “The White Review” Short Story Prize and was the winner of the inaugural Verve Poetry Festival competition. In 2019 she was the recipient of the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize. In 2020, Susannah won an Eric Gregory Award for her pamphlet, “bloodthirsty for marriage”, published by Bad Betty Press.

She is also the author of two poetry pamphlets with The Lifeboat Press: “I had some very slight concerns” (2017), and “genuine human values” (2018), and her debut novel, “Tennis Lessons” (Doubleday UK), was published in June 2020 to widespread critical acclaim. She is working on a second novel. 

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an archive of john hewitt society contributors 

Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

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The John Hewitt Society provides opportunities for individuals across Northern Ireland to explore issues of difference and identity through literature and creative writing. 

 Inspired by the ideals and ideas of the poet and political writer John Hewitt, The Society was established in 1987 to promote Hewitt’s ethos of utilising literature and the arts as a medium for tackling prejudice, exclusive concepts of identity, and sectarian hostility.

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