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We are our stories


The ineffable tenderness with which Anne Tannam’s poetry chronicles love and loss, and our daily struggles with both, may catch you off guard and leave a sob of recognition in your throat. Anne’s poems render truth with such exquisite clarity, and integrity, that we willingly place our trust in them – certain they are strong enough to carry us too.

Eleanor Hooker

Author of The Shadow Companion & A Tug of Blue

Anne Tannam is the current Poet in Residence with Poetry Ireland (2023 - 2025). From Drimnagh in Dublin, her first collection Take This Life was published in 2011 by Wordonthestreet Publishers. In 2017 her second collection Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor was published by Salmon Poetry followed by her third, Twenty-six Letters of a New Alphabet in 2021. Anne is currently working on her fourth collection, supported by a Literature Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.

For more on Anne's poetry, check out her Biography page.


Through her business Creative Coaching, Anne helps other writers to build and sustain flourishing writing practices.

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