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John Mee's debut collection, The Blue in the Blue Marble, won the Straid Collection Award 2023 and was published by Templar Poetry in May 2024. It can be purchased here, where you can also listen to six poems from the collection and watch videos accompanying four other poems. The launch of the collection will take place on Monday 13 May 2024 at 6.30pm in Waterstones, Patrick Street, Cork.


John Mee won the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2015. In 2016, he won first prize in the Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition.

His chapbook, From the Extinct, was published in February 2017 by Southword Editions. It is available to buy here. ‘[T]here is more range in From the Extinct than in many full collections’: Sabotage Reviews.


His poems have appeared in The Rialto, Magma, The London Magazine, Poetry Ireland Review, The North, Bad Lilies, Prelude (New York), The Friday Poem, Southword, Propel, The SHOp, Poetry on the Buses (London), Cyphers, The Irish Examiner, Coast to Coast to Coast, Howl, The Quarryman, The Honest Ulsterman, The Cork Literary Review, and in various anthologies. He is a professor in the Law School at University College Cork.

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