As a poet, Saoirse Anton performs spirited, melodic poetry that celebrates the small joyful things we often forget to notice, and shines a questioning light on the difficult things we often choose not to notice.
She has performed extensively in Ireland and the UK, including performances supporting Stephen James Smith at the London Irish Centre and at Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise, as a featured artist in First Fortnight Festival’s Therapy Sessions in Dublin, at the 2022 Clifton Street Festival, at Lost in Leith Presents, at TactileBosch’s 2022 May Day celebrations, at Cardiff’s Queer Fringe Festival, at the Railway Gardens Big Welcome, and at The Moon Cardiff’s 5th Anniversary show with Ladies of Rage and Howl at the Moon. Selected poems have been published in Rise Up and Repeal, an anthology from Sad Press Poetry. She was recently commissioned by NoFit State Circus to write a poem for the Clifton Street Festival. She has been commissioned by Studio 9 animation studio and RTÉ (Ireland’s national broadcaster) to write two short poetry films for children, An Oíche is Speisíalta (2020) and Navigating the Rough Seas (2022), and she continues to collaborate regularly with Studio 9 animation studio as a script writer. She was awarded first place in the Cardiff Writers Circle 2021 Poetry Competition for her poem, Heartbuzz. She is busily writing, preparing her debut album, among other exciting projects.
When not writing, she works as a freelance producer and as company manager of a contemporary dance company, and spends her spare time doing archery, hula hooping and stumbling around clumsily on roller skates.