Ireland, June 8, 2017: 5 Poets, a poetry reading presented by The Arts Office of Waterford City and County Council, featuring (Thomas McCarthy, Tess Barry. Clodagh Beresford Dunne, Ron Carey, Eleanor Hooker), Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan, County Waterford.
5 Poets in Dungarvan, Ireland, June 8, 2017 (Thomas McCarthy, Ron Carey, Tess Barry, Clodagh Beresford-Dunne, Eleanor Hooker).
Manchester Poetry Prize Ceremony, Manchester, England, November 2015, Shortlisted Poets (Kierstin Bridger, Winner/Lucy Ingrams, Linda France, Lindsey Holland, Cath Drake, and Tess Barry).
Meeting one of my poetry heroes, the late great Seamus Heaney, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2013.
The drawings on this website are by Thomas Shannon Barry, human rights advocate and trial lawyer, artist, musician, and the poet's cherished husband.
INTERVIEWS AND APPEARANCES
December 24, 2020: The Sugar and Dread Podcast,(UK), Episode 43: Winter SZN featuring Clodagh Beresford Dunne & R.A. Villanueva also featured a reading and discussion of my poem "After Singing Midnight Mass," with guest poet Clodagh Beresford-Dunne.
October 17, 2020: Word to Action, a Poetry Retreat on Climate Change, Featured Guest Poet and Panelist along with the poets Richard Blanco, Kelli Russell Agodon, Enda Wyley, Craig Santos Perez, and Will McInerney, hosted in Literaturhaus Liechtenstein and via zoom.
June 21, 2018: Guest Poet, Young Writers Institute (part of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project), Pine Richland School District, Pittsburgh.
August 2017: Poetry in a Polarized Era, Interviewed along with American poets Sheila Carter-Jones, Celeste Gainey, Rachel Mennies, and Emily Mohn-Slate on poetry as resistance, poetry as renaissance, and poetry in the time of Trump, The Woven Tale Press.
December 2016: Interview with Maura Linehan of Robert Morris University's Sentry Media, "Humans of RMU: The International Poet," Arts and Entertainment Features/Humans of RMU Series.
September 2016: Interview with Humanity Hallows Magazine, Manchester Metropolitan University Student Press Office, about my experience as one of six women poets shortlisted for the 2015 Manchester Poetry Prize, (UK)
July 2016: Carlow University - Spotlight
December 2015: University of Pittsburgh, News in the Graduate English Department Department
April 2016: Guest Co-Host, Literature Out Loud, Robert Morris University radio show, interview Irish poets Eleanor Hooker and Clodagh-Beresford Dunne, along with Host John Lawson on RMU radio, Pittsburgh
April 2015: Guest Co-Host, Literature Out Loud, Robert Morris University radio show, interview American poet and editor Ed Ochester, along with Host John Lawson on RMU radio, Pittsburgh
March 2015: Irish writer Evelyn Conlon featured one of my poems on Ireland RTE 1's national weekly radio program, Sunday Miscellany
April 2014: Guest, Literature Out Loud, Robert Morris University radio show, featured guest along with American poet Jan Beatty, read and discuss poetry with Host John Lawson on RMU radio, Pittsburgh
February 2013: Featured guest on NPR-affiliate WESA's weekly radio show, Prosody, cohosted and produced by Jan Beatty and featuring the work of national writers
Winter 2006: Featured guest on NPR-affiliate WESA's weekly radio show, Prosody, cohosted and produced by Jan Beatty and featuring the work of national writers