Michael Casey’s poems have won: The Atlanta Review Prize, Georgia Poetry Award, Single Poem Award Listowel, Siarsceal Award, Oxfam Calendar Award, Words by Water, Kinsale Festival, 2018, and been placed in the following competitions: Gregory O’Donoghue , Boyle Arts Festival (twice), Hungry Hill, Clogh (twice), Goldsmith, Reclaim 1916 International Poetry Competition, 2016.
The have been shortlisted / commended in the following competitions: Strokestown, Listowel, Tonbridge Wells, Golden Pen (twice), Lucidity International, Siarscéal, Francis Ledwidge, Yeovil, May Swenson (Collections), Patrick Kavanagh (Collections), Listowel (Collections).
Publishers / Journals
Poetry Ireland, Atlanta Review, Georgia Anthology, Atlanta Anthology, Envoi, Staple, Jazzclaw, Bardsong, Worple Press, The Stinging Fly, Convergence, Cyphers, Southward Journal, Revival, R*k*v*ry, Galway Ropes, Lucidity Poetry Journal, The Stony Thursday Book, Iota Magazine, St. Edmund’s Edition Cambridge, Aesthetica, The SHOp, The Yeovil Anthology, Orbis, Limerick Writers’ 1916 Anthology, Humanagerie Anthology, Allegro Poetry Magazine, Crossways Magazine, Jewish Literary Journal.
“…. very powerful, intelligent poems made their presence immediately known….they display the same awareness…of the language that is found, for example, in Brien Friel’s ‘Translations’….(The poet) employs a casuistry and persuasiveness to rival that of Robert Browning’s dramatic monologues….”
—Various Editors and Critics
“Like Blake’s world in a grain of sand, Michael G. Casey’s poem, ‘Fluke’, re-creates the wonder of the oyster’s transformation from grit to pearl using words and lines as layered as nacre.”
“…and the beautiful work of Mike Casey of Dublin, a Grand Prize Winner of Atlanta Review’s International Poetry Competition…this is some of Ireland’s amazing contemporary verse…reading these poems will create a thirst for more—more Casey and Carson, Morrissey and Deane—more trips to the source…”
—Brian Turner for Atlanta Review, 2013