My Poems

Here are links to some of my recently published poems…

See links to my published articles and reviews here.

My poem ‘Understood’, came 2nd in the Bangor Poetry Competition (September 2021)

‘The Blather’ in Poetry Wales (vol.57 no.1 – July 2021)

‘Fledge’ in Anthropocene (July 2021)

Two poems translated into Italian for the bilingual anthology Correnti Incrociate published by Mosaique Press (June 2021)

‘Art in Cardiff, November 2020’ was commissioned by Voluntary Arts Wales (now called Creative Lives) for the ‘My Creative Time’ project (2021)

‘Advice’ & ‘Today, I am a Goose’ in Under the Radar (issue 27, 2021)

‘Legerdemain’ in Scintilla (issue 24, 2021)

‘Diagnosis’ & ‘The Cure’ in the Ware Poets Open Competition Anthology, commended by Kim Moore (2021)

‘I am trying not to write a poem about you’ in One Hand Clapping (2021)

‘It’s Bonfire Night again’ – in The Bangor Literary Journal (issue 13, 2020)

‘This is how it starts’ – in Here Comes Everyone (vol 10, issue 1, 2020)

‘He is impervious to rain‘ – in the Blue House Journal (issue 3, 2020)

Two poems – in the Abergavenny Small Press Literary Journal (Issue 1, 2020) – the first of these poems also received a special mention in the 2019 Welsh Poetry Competition

‘Poem for Sophie’ – in Dust Poetry Magazine (Issue 5, 2020)

‘Imagine’ – in The Crank (Issue 1, 2020)

‘Do Not Touch’ – in The Phare (Issue 1, 2020)

‘Through the Window, April 2020’ – on Poetry and Covid (2020)

‘Crow’ – in Wales Arts Review (2020)

‘New Year’s Eve’ – in Riggwelter (issue 27 – 2020)

Ten poems published for a Poet in Residence project at the Cynon Valley Museum (June 2020)

Two poems – in Envoi (Spring 2020)

Two poems – in The Lampeter Review (issue 17 – 2019)

Three poems – in Poetry Salzburg Review (Summer 2019)

‘The Starry Night’ – in Black Bough Magazine (2019)

‘In a Forest near Strömsund, Sweden’ – in Atrium (2019)

‘This Muted Shade’ – in The New Welsh Review (issue 120 – 2019)

‘Slowing Down’ – in The Cardiff Review (2019)

‘Survival’ – in Acumen (94 – 2019)

‘Fate’ – in The Ekphrastic Review (2018)

‘Coming Home’ – in Ink Sweat and Tears (2018)

‘Growing into Myself’ – in The Open Mouse (2017)

Two Poems – in The High Window (2016)

Five Poems – in Sarasvati (045 – 2016)

Two of my poems have been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and I’ve also been commended in the Welsh Poetry Competition and the Cheltenham Poetry Festival Competition.

I’ve also had haiku published in The Wales Haiku Journal and The Seashores Haiku Journal, two poems on Visual Verse (Freedom and Turning Point), and two poems in i am not a silent poet, and I was longlisted in the Indigo Dreams Poetry Pamphlet Competition in 2017.

‘Domestic’, a sequence of four poems & photographs, were published in Exclamat!on: An Interdisciplinary Journal (issue 4, 2020).

Art / Poetry Projects…

In September 2020 one poem & three visual pieces appeared in ‘Here I Am’ an International Open Exhibition at Art in the Attic, curated by Sharon Magill.

In October 2018 I completed a project – Crossing Points – taking photos and writing poems in response to them, then displaying the photos and poems together in the window of a laundrette. This project was commissioned by the madeinroath arts festival.

Crossing Points - Rachel Carney poems and photos

Quote from Timothy Wynne’s review of madeinroath, printed in The Cardiff Times, 2018.

‘Crossing Points’ explores how poetry can exist beyond both page and performance and instead intervene in its surroundings. This works particularly well as the relationship between the photographs and poems are as symbiotic as they get… responding to each other in real time. The poems are realistic windows into the community… Carney masters the art of contrast, much like the photos themselves…