Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

Shannon Kelly ’12

Shannon Kelly ’12 was named one of the 50 “Best New British and Irish Poets” of 2018. She was selected for her poem, “Bucharest, 1989.” The publishing company is a famous British Press Co. with offices in London. They publish novels, poems, and non-fiction from global writers and poets. The Best New British and Irish Poets 2018 anthology will be available in April, 2018.

Shannon is a writer and editor living in Galway, Ireland. She graduated with first class honors last November with a Masters of Arts (Writing) from NUI-Galway. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications and she was the 2016 winner of the Allingham Poetry Prize. She also wrote a piece for the L Magazine here in Lincoln that was published in March highlighting our Vietnamese students from the Ho Chi Minh City exchange program.