Eilis Stanley is a poet living in Ashford, Co. Wicklow. She has been a member of Airfield Writers group for the past eight years. Eilis returned to Ireland in 2000 having lived in London, New York and San Francisco, where she co-founded a number of poetry groups. She has been a newspaper columnist and regular contributor to several online magazines and was first published in 1988 by RKP in Radical Records. Her poems have also been published in newspapers, anthologies and magazines. She loves Robert Frost’s quote about poetry ~
“Poetry 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 the Strokestown Poetry Competition, 2015. She won a Highly Commended Prize at Bridport 2015 and was shortlisted at Listowel International Poetry Competition 2017 and longlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize, 2017. She won first prize this year for the International Poetry Collection at Listowel, 2018.
Eilis is putting together her first collection.