Poetry Commissions

I was commissioned to write and record a poem for National Poetry Day by the Forward Trust and Apples and Snakes in partnership with the BBC’s The Space. https://soundcloud.com/national-poetry-day/aoife-mannix-reads-coming-back

I have been commissioned by the National Archives to write about the South Asian experience of World War 1 as part of their Care and Comfort project working with visual artists Viv Philpot and Dorothy Tucker as well as groups of older people. This will culminate in an exhibition at the National Archives as well as a film about the project.

I was commissioned by the National Gallery of Ireland to write a poem for their 150th anniversary anthology ‘Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art.’

I have been Writer in Residence for Portsmouth Museum working with their A Hard Choice exhibition. This included a commission to write poems inspired by the exhibition and the art of being a curator.

https://aoifemannixportsmouthmuseum.wordpress.com/

I was writer in residence for the Gosport Gallery’s Artists Rifles Exhibition. This included a commission to write poems inspired by the exhibition and World War One. https://writerinresidenceaoifemannix.wordpress.com/

I was commissioned by the BBC World Service’s World Today programme to write and read poems on air.

I was commissioned by Sutton Council and Spread The Word to write for their Conference of the Birds using my oral history workshops with older people as inspiration.

I worked with groups of young women living on council estates and two visual artists on a spoken word installation for the Foundling Museum.

The Wellcome Collection asked me to produce a soundscape and write poems in response to their Skeletons: London Buried Bones exhibition as well as to produce a textual sculpture for their Skin exhibition.

I was commissioned by Poet in the City and Lloyds to write a series of poems on the theme of youth violence for their Conflict and Instability Anthology.

I was commissioned to write for a project with Oily Cart, Apples & Snakes and Theatre Is...

I was commissioned to write a poem for the National Year of Reading for their conference on literacy.

I was commissioned by Writers’ Centre Norwich to write an article on poetry in education and run seminars for teachers as part of Well Versed

Poetry reading at Sub Verse If, poetry and music night at The Musician, Leicester

Poetry reading at Sub Verse If, poetry and music night at The Musician, Leicester

Writer and Performer of Radio Pirate, children's show with musician Janie Armour and produced by Half Moon Young People's Theatre.

Writer and Performer of Radio Pirate, children's show with musician Janie Armour and produced by Half Moon Young People's Theatre.

Performing Different Words For Snow

Performing Different Words For Snow, poetry and music show commissioned by
Phrased & Confused with musician
Janie Armour

Poems published in Liminal Animals, Tongue Fu anthology edited by Chris Redmond

Poems published in Liminal Animals, Tongue Fu anthology edited by Chris Redmond

Lead Poet in Residence for South Kilburn Speaks with the Poetry School

Lead Poet in Residence for South Kilburn Speaks with the Poetry School

Poet and Workshop Leader with the British Council at White Night Festival in Riga, Latvia with fellow poets Jacob Sam La Rose and Van G. Garrett

Poet and Workshop Leader with the British Council at White Night Festival in Riga, Latvia with fellow poets Jacob Sam La Rose and Van G. Garrett

Poet at Ledbury Poetry Festival with musician Janie Armour and Stuart of the sound team.

Poet at Ledbury Poetry Festival with musician Janie Armour and Stuart of the sound team.

Poetry reading at the British Council, Ikoyi, Lagos

Poetry reading at the British Council, Ikoyi, Lagos

Poetry reading in the Flower outside Chelsea Theatre

Poetry reading in the Flower outside Chelsea Theatre

Rehearsing for Speechless, British Council and Apples and Snakes commission

Rehearsing for Speechless, British Council and Apples and Snakes commission

Short story published in Tell Tales Vol 3 edited by Julia Bell and Nii Parkes

Short story published in Tell Tales Vol 3 edited by Julia Bell and Nii Parkes

Writer and Lecturer with the British Council at the National University of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

Writer and Lecturer with the British Council at the National University of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

About

I am a poet and writer. I have published 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 a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths, University of London.

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