Geraldine O'Kane

Geraldine O’Kane is a poet, creative writing facilitator, and mental health advocate. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies, journals and zines in Ireland, the UK and the US. She is currently shortlisted for the 2019 Cúirt Festival  / Over The Edge showcase reading, and appeared in the Arlen House 2018 Anthology 'Washing Windows? Irish Women Write Poetry'. She is editor of Panning for Poems an online and in print micro poetry journal.

Geraldine is co-host of Purely Poetry a monthly poetry open mic night run in partnership with the Crescent Arts Centre. She gave a Talk for TEDx Belfast in 2015 and read at the Poems Upstairs Series in association with Poetry Ireland 2016. She was a recipient of the Artist Career Enhancement Scheme (ACES) 2015/16 from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Her debut full collection is due in June 2020 from Salmon Poetry. 

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