Anne Connolly is an Irish poet. She has taught in Ireland and England as well as Scotland, where she most recently performed the role of independent advocate for and with elderly residents in long-term care. Her poems have appeared in a variety of publications, and she has two pamphlets and two full collections to her name.
Anne Connolly currently looks after the School of Poets at the Scottish Poetry Library. She is also a member of Poetrio, a group who regularly read their work to local audiences. She enjoys performance poetry and reached the finals at the BBC Slam at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011. As a poet she has expressed an interest in questioning the contemporary distinction between ‘performance poetry’ and ‘spoken word’ as a particular category, and the numerous and varied styles of reading which she sees as an integral part of, for example, local music festivals in Ireland.