Derek Coyle has published poems in The Irish Times, Irish Pages, The Texas Literary Review, The Honest Ulsterman, Orbis, Skylight 47, Assaracus, and The Stony Thursday Book.
He has been shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Award, and he has been a chosen poet for the Poetry Ireland ‘Introductions Series.’
Poems of his have been set to music by leading Irish composer Grainne Mulvey, premiered in VISUAL Carlow as ‘The Carlow Song Cycle’. He is a founding member of the Carlow Writers’ Co-Operative. He lectures in Carlow College/St Patrick’s.
His first collection, Reading John Ashbery in Costa Coffee, Carlow was published in a dual-language edition in Tranås, Sweden and Carlow, Ireland in April 2019.