My name is Aoife Mannix. In July 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This blog is my way of fighting back. The drawings are by my son who is two and a half.
I am the author of four collections of poetry and a novel. I have been poet in residence for the Royal Shakespeare Company and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. I have toured internationally with the British Council including most recently Mexico, Vietnam and Nigeria. I have previously been commissioned to write for National Poetry Day, the BBC World Service, Portsmouth Museum, Bronte Parsonage, Wellcome Collection, National Gallery of Ireland, City of London Sinfonia, and the National Gallery amongst others. I have a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths, University of London and am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Goldsmiths.
In March 2016, I received a grants for the arts award from Arts Council England to turn this blog into a spoken word show in combination with a creative digital space. This is provisionally titled ‘The Waiting Room.’ You can find out more information here or email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org.