About

Glen Wilson lives with his wife Rhonda and two children in Portadown, Co Armagh. He works as a civil servant and is Worship Leader at St Mark’s Church of Ireland Portadown.  He studied English and Politics at Queens University Belfast and has a  Post Grad Diploma in Journalism studies from the University of Ulster.

 

He was part of the Millennium Court Arts Centre Writers Group for over 5 years.

 

He has been widely published having work in The Honest Ulsterman, The Stony Thursday Book, Foliate Oak, Iota, the Interpreters House, Southword, The Ogham Stone, The Luxembourg Review, RAUM and The Incubator Journal amongst others.

 

In 2014 he won the Poetry Space competition and was shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize.

 

In 2015 he was shortlisted for the The Universal Human Rights Student Network (UHRSN) poetry award for his poem Show and Tell.

 

He was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2016 and The 2016 Wells Festival of Literature.

 

He won the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2017 for his poem The Lotus Gait.

 

He is currently working towards his first collection of poetry.

 

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