Losing the Farm


Losing the Farm by Felicity Sheehy
Fool for Poetry Prize winner

Southword Editions, 2021, 31 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905002-86-3

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Felicity Sheehy has received an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Jane Martin Prize, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She has received additional prizes and scholarships from Narrative Magazine, the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop, the York Poetry Prize, and the Ledbury Poetry Festival, among others. In 2019 and 2020, she was listed as one of Narrative’s 30 below 30 emerging writers.

“Felicity Sheehy brings revelations of nature and the warmth of humanity into these compelling poems. Whether it’s waiting for the arrival of the Perseids, marvelling at  ‘sun-drunk’ daffodils or a ‘sway-backed stallion’, or savouring memories of childhood and her family, Sheehy turns her lines with the sharp edge of a plough, revealing countless gleams in the rich soil.” – James Harpur

Review in Sphinx