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

His poems have appeared in The Rialto, Magma, The London Magazine, Poetry Ireland Review, The North, Prelude (New York), Southword, The SHOp, Poetry on the Buses (London), Cyphers, The Irish Examiner, Coast to Coast to Coast, The Quarryman, The Honest Ulsterman, the Cork Literary Review, and in various anthologies. He participated in the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series in 2008. He is a professor in the Law School at University College Cork.

His chapbook, From the Extinct, was published in February 2017 by Southword Editions. It is available to purchase online. ‘[T]here is more range in From the Extinct than in many full collections’: Sabotage Reviews. A poem in the chapbook, ‘Michael’, was chosen by Kim Moore as a Sunday Poem.


Watch a video of his poem ‘Unapproved Gravedigging’ from the Local Wonders anthology published by Dedalus Press (November 2021).


His translations of three Charles Baudelaire poems appear on The High Window (October 2021). His poem ‘Under the Harrow’ appears in the Honest Ulsterman (October 2021).

Watch a poetry film/reading of poems from his chapbook (commissioned by the Munster Literature Centre for Culture Night 2020). Watch video of two poems from the chapbook: ‘Postcards to a Human’ and ‘Saturday Night’.

His short story, ‘M_dern L_ve’, was published in Ambit in 2017 and can be read as a featured story on the magazine's website.

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