My Poems

Here are links to some of my recently published poems…

I also have poems forthcoming in Under the Radar, Poetry Wales, Anthropocene and Scintilla.

See links to my published articles and reviews here.

Two commended poems in the Ware Poets Open Competition Anthology, judged by Kim Moore (2021)

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

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

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

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

Two poems – published 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’ – published in Dust Poetry Magazine (Issue 5, 2020)

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

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

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

‘Crow’ – published in Wales Arts Review (2020)

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

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

Two poems – published in Envoi (Spring 2020)

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

Three poems – published in Poetry Salzburg Review (Summer 2019)

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

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

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

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

‘Survival’ – published in Acumen (94 – 2019)

‘Fate’ – published in The Ekphrastic Review (2018)

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

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

Two Poems – published in The High Window (2016)

Five Poems – published 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…