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sheilamannix

Bio: Sheila Mannix recently completed a HDip in French and Italian at University College Cork. She is currently preparing for a PhD in Creative Writing, specializing in experimental literature. She has a BA in English and French and an MA in Screenwriting and Screen Research. She lived in London for many years where she worked in film, television and radio production. She has also worked as a bookseller and independent cinema manager. Her writing has been broadcast on RTE Radio 1 and has appeared in Cyphers, Southword, Irish Left Review, The Bohemyth, The SHOp, The Poetry Bus, The Pickled Body, Burning Bush 2, The Quarryman & gorse (Ireland); Wurm im Apfel’s can can poezine (Scotland); Ping Pong, the journal of the Henry Miller Library, Akashic Books’ Thursdaze series & Tripwire, a journal of poetics (USA); Stride magazine, ZARF, Tears in the Fence and Shearsman (UK). She was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions series 2013 for emerging Irish poets. Her first poetry chapbook 'female corpse' was published in March 2017 by Smithereens Press. Forthcoming publications include a dual-poet chapbook from hardPressed poetry and inclusion in Martin Corless-Smith's Free Poetry Series anthology of contemporary Irish poets edited by Ellen Dillon. She was a founding member, with Tim Furey, of the art group, 'invisible pilots'. Their Situationist-inspired art work was documented in Circa magazine and the book Cork Caucus: on art, possibility & democracy edited by Shep Steiner and Trevor Joyce. Her photography has been published in the French magazine, L’Artiste and The Bohemyth (Ireland). Exhibitions include: the differantiel of techne at The Guesthouse, Cork, as part of The Avant Festival 2013; The End of Europe at Working Artists Studios, Skibbereen, 2014; Notes on the Lusitania, a text-based installation at the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, May 2015; Is ‘mountain’ a code word?, ink drawings, text and photographs, at The Guesthouse, Cork, July 2016 (ongoing). She participated in the performance art piece, Amazon Delivers Capital (a Just In Time production) at the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork for the SoundEye Festival 2014. Her 30-page performance poem for four voices, Zoopoiesis, was performed at the SoundEye Festival and at the O’Bheal poetry reading series, Cork, 2015. She read new work at SoundEye 2016 which was subsequently published in Shearsman magazine (UK). Recent readings include the launch of gorse no. 7 at The Liquor Rooms, Dublin, January 2017. She established Shandon Bells Press, a publisher of image+text, on 9 June 2017. https://shandonbellspress.wordpress.com To contact her, please email sheilamannix@hotmail.com

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