Hi there. I’m K. S Moore, a Welsh poet based in Ireland, widely published in literary journals throughout Ireland and the UK. I am also a mum of two beautiful girls. Being a mum inspires and informs my writing, opening my eyes to the small wonders in each day. I believe in poetry’s ability to express our deepest emotions. It should be practised and read by everyone!

My work has featured in

The Seventh Quarry – August Poet of the Month, 2022
Green Ink Poetry – Tempest
Wildfire Words – Ukraine
Wildfire Words – Coping and Renewal
A470 (anthology published by Arachne Press)
Skylight 47 (link to hard copy)
Kilkenny Arts Office Poetry Phone
Ink, Sweat and Tears Christmas Feature
The Honest Ulsterman
The Seventh Quarry (4 poems, full bio & interview – link to hard copy)
Wildfire Words ‘Transformation’ Online Anthology (Poem commended in the Single Poem Contest)
Drawn to the Light Press
The Stony Thursday Book
Crossing Lines (anthology published by Broken Sleep)
Beir Bua
The Pandemic Poetry Anthology (link to purchase page)
Verity La
Eat the Storms Podcast
UCD Pandemic Archive
New Welsh Review 2020 (link to extract)
Ink, Sweat and Tears 2020
Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet 2020
Skylight 47
Atlanta Review (2 poems)
Boyne Berries The Covid Issue
Fly Press Magazine (link to hard copy)
The Honest Ulsterman 2020
Ink, Sweat and Tears ’12 Days of Christmas’
The Bangor Literary Journal ‘Memory of Snow’
Ink, Sweat and Tears Special Feature: ‘Truth’ for National Poetry Day
Other Terrain (2 poems)
Anthropocene (3 poems)
Visual Verse
Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet 2019
New Welsh Review (link to extract)
The Stinging Fly (link to hard copy)
Boyne Berries
The Lonely Crowd (3 poems – link to hard copy)
Poetry M’app – Label Lit 2019 (link to audio)
The Honest Ulsterman
Ink, Sweat and Tears (3 poems)
Cardiff Review
Poetry NI’s ‘Changing Verses in Midstream’
The Ogham Stone
And Other Poems
The Seventh Quarry
Nutshells and Nuggets
Number Eleven
The Bohemyth

Awards, Shortlists and Longlists

Poetry Ireland Introductions, 2022
Poet of the Month – The Seventh Quarry, August 2022

Candlestick Press Christmas Stories Poetry Competition, 2022 (shortlisted)
The Allingham Prize, 2021 (shortlisted)
Cheltenham Poetry Festival’s ‘wildfire words’ Single Poem Contest, 2021 (commended)
Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2020
Waterford Poetry Prize, 2020 (third place)
Ink, Sweat and Tears ‘Pick of the Month’, 2020 (shortlisted)
Bangor Literary Journal 40 Words Competition, 2020 (longlisted)
Trim Poetry Competition, 2019, (shortlisted, top ten)
Americymru West Coast Eisteddfod Poetry Competition, 2019, (shortlisted, top three)
Flash Mob 2013 (shortlisted)
Blog Awards Ireland (shortlisted)
99 Fiction (shortlisted)

I have performed my poetry at

International Literary Festival Dublin 2022
Arachne Press A470 Launch, 2022
Cheltenham Poetry Festival, 2021
Gloucester Poetry Festival, 2021
Launch of ‘Vexed’ by Z. D. Dicks (at Gloucester Poetry Festival), 2020
Kilkenny Arts Festival
Trim Poetry Festival
Waterford Writers’ Weekend
Waterford Winterval
Swansea’s Dylan Thomas Festival

I have led writing workshops at

Waterford Library (for Waterford Writers’ Weekend)
Greyfriars Art Gallery, Waterford
Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre, Waterford
Bank Studios, Dungarvan, County Waterford
Copper Coast Geopark, Bonmahon, County Waterford
Clonmel Craft Studio, Clonmel.