Michael Casey’s poems have won: The Atlanta Review Prize, Georgia Poetry Award, Single Poem Award Listowel, Siarsceal Award, Oxfam Calendar Award, and been placed in the following competitions: Gregory O’Donoghue , Boyle Arts Festival (twice), Hungry Hill, Clogh (twice),Goldsmith.
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.
“…. 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