Anne Connolly is an Irish poet, long settled in Scotland. She says that she always believed that poetry is a song in its own right and describes her work as “encompassing Ireland’s habitats, mythology, politics and fragmented history alongside family dynamics and the vagaries of the real and virtual world of the twenty-first century.” She performs her poetry regularly at events and Festivals throughout Ireland and Scotland, most recently at Strokestown, Féile na Bealtaine and Stanza 2019.
Anne has been heavily involved with the School of Poets for several years, has recently chaired the Federation of Writers (Scotland) and was their Makar in 2014. Her work is installed in metal and stone on the Corbenic Poetry Path near Dunkeld and has appeared in three collections, two pamphlets and numerous anthologies. Her Once Upon a Quark collection was launched at the SPL in 2019.