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Welcome to Acacia Publications. Here I share my own poems and discoveries, and writing tips and techniques (Resources page). I also showcase the work of other poets through the monthly guest poet slot. 

My poems have been widely published – online, in magazines and anthologies. Over 20 were shortlisted, commended or placed in competitions. 

I have two poetry collections (Another life, Oversteps Books Ltd, 2016; Nothing serious, nothing dangerous, Indigo Dreams Publishing Ltd, 2019) and the pamphlet A Stolen Hour (Grey Hen Press, 2020).

The award-winning manuscript of my new collection Remembering / Disease has been accepted by Broken Sleep Books, with a publication date of October 2022.

Fokkina McDonnell: poet, blogger and qualified coach

Northern Writers’ Award 2020 from New Writing North.