Eilis Stanley is a poet living in Ashford, Co. Wicklow and she has been a member of Airfield Writers group for the past nine years. She has lived in London, New York and San Francisco and returned to Ireland in 2000. She was a monthly columnist for four years in San Francisco. Over the years, she has co-founded a number of poetry groups over in London and San Francisco. Eilis was first published in 1987 by Routledge, Keegan, Paul in “Radical Reforms”- a social history in the UK. Her poems have also been published in newspapers, anthologies and magazines. She loves this quote by Robert Frost “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”
Eilis won First Prize, Short Poem Original in Listowel 2010. She was shortlisted for the Bridport International Competition 2012 and Strokestown International Poetry Competition 2015. She won a Highly Commended Prize at Bridport 2015 and was long-listed for the Fish Poetry Prize 2017. Eilis won First Prize in the International Poetry Collection Competition at Listowel in 2018.
She is putting together her first collection.