Newmann, Joan

Joan Newmann was born in 1942.

Joan Newmann
Joan Newmann. Image source Abbey Press

Originally from County Armagh, she was a member of the Philip Hobsbaum Belfast Group – which included James Simmons and Seamus Heaney – which was at the centre of the poetry renaissance in Northern Ireland in the 1960s.

Her collections include Coming of Age (Belfast, The Blackstaff Press, 1995); Thin Ice (Belfast, Abbey Press, 1999); with Kate Newmann, Belongings, (Galway, Arlen House, 2007); and Prone (Kilcar, Co Donegal, Summer Palace Press, 2007).

She is co-founder of Summer Palace Press, and was the recipient of the Samhain International Poetry Festival’s Craobh na hÉigse Award in 2004.

She lives in Donegal.



Joan Newmann at The National Library of Ireland