So excited and honoured to be featured poet in Trasna. ( Irish for across) This includes my poem Homage to Kinsale which was published in the Irish Examiner 2015


Linda Ibbotson, “Homage to Kinsale” and Other Writings

This wonderful journal explores connections between Lowell, USA and Ireland by introducing Irish writers to American readers.

Thank you so much Margaret O’ Brien for the invitation and to all the Editor’s for your hard work..Link in comments to previous features including Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Kerry Hardie, Aifric Mac Aodha, Thomas McCarthy, Peter Sirr, Jean O’Brien to name a few.

Collaboration with Russian pianist and composer Arsentiy Kharitonov

Deeply honored and thrilled to be in collaboration with classical Russian pianist and composer Arsentiy Kharitonov. My poem ‘Notes From an Empty Room’ written for his beautiful piano composition, my inspiration was the life of Rachmaninov, here, wonderfully presented.

Thank you so much for the invitation Arsentiy!

Arsentiy, studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music of the famed St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, now living in the USA. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of North Texas in piano performance.

A Too Powerful Word – September 2020

Thank you so much Danijela Trajković for publishing a selection of my artwork on your wonderful new literary journal!

Danijela is a Serbian poet, writer, reviewer and translator. Her book “22 Wagons” has been published by The Academy of Arts, Knjazevac, 2018. Her work has been translated into many languages and published in journals, anthologies and newspapers worldwide. She lives and works in Vranje.I wish you all the best with this exciting new venture!

Lismore Castle Gallery Exhibition 31/7 – 11/10 2020


Delighted to have a print of my artwork included in the exhibition ‘Stories from Lismore and Beyond’ curated by Paul McAree which runs from 31/7 – 11/10 2020. 

Lismore Castle is in Co. Waterford and is the Irish home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Their main residence is Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK.

The exhibition documents the unprecedented times we are living in and includes an open call for submissions, responses from Irish artists who  have had a connection with LCA and artworks from the Lismore Castle collection.

Links – About the exhibition –

Pendemic – 30/07/20

Thrilled to have a poem Isolation published in Pendemic!
The Irish Poetry Reading Archive at UCD Library is to preserve this incredible archive of social history.
Pendemic was featured in THE IRISH TIMES 30/04/20 and several of the poems read on RTÉ’s Poetry Programme 01/06/20!
Thank you so much Niall McArdle, Joy Redmond, Liz Quirke and Ruth McKee!
This poem was first published in ‘The Silence’ a Cobh based project 25/06/20.

The Silence – 27/06/2020

Thrilled to have a poem ‘Isolation‘ published in The Silence. This is a Cobh based, beautifully presented project of 45 writers, artists, photographers invited to write, themed on Rob O’Connor’s haunting photography of empty streets of Cork City in these unprecedented times. Many thanks to Pat Carroll for your invitation, hard work and dedication – Art In Many Forms.


On Patrick Street, silence weaves between pavement cracks,

surrenders to white lines we are told to stand behind.

From a second story window my eyes trace the skyline,

empty light and concrete stare back at me

and I feel like a caged bird………..



BARGEMUSIC – BROOKLYN NYC published in Live Encounters – April 2020

Live Encounters April 2020


Live Encounters Bargemusic

Thrilled to have BARGEMUSIC – Brooklyn published in the April 2020 Edition of Live Encounters. I was invited by classical pianist Ivan Ilić to photograph his concerts in October 2019.

Thank you Guest Editor Peter O’Neill and Editor in Chief Mark Ulyseas

“Listening to Hans Otte The Book of Sounds; the first of the three concerts, each contemplative composition reminded me of a vignette and not surprising to read that they were greatly influenced by Eastern meditation. It felt as if significant
moments in life’s mercurial waters ran through my veins as if a gentle pulse
to which I surrendered before regaining equilibrium. The accompaniment; the
creaking barge, lapping of waves and sporadic toot of a passing cargo ferry in a
pitch perfect A flat. I imagined notes, shaped like October leaves move with the
tide as if migratory birds along the East River, past Williamsburg to Long Island
Sound and I remembered how beautiful small things can be. Wonderful concert
reviews from New York Classical Review “smooth as flowing water, with a great
evenness of tone and rhythm…” and Limelight “… his touch light as a falling leaf.”


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