Individual poems by Diane Fahey have been shortlisted for the Montreal Poetry Prize, 2020, the Fish Poetry Prize, 2019, and the Bridport Poetry Prize, 2019, with longlistings for the Peter Porter Poetry Prize, 2019, the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize, in 2017, and 2018, and the ACU Prize for Poetry, 2017.
Diane Fahey’s poem ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ featured in the program notes of a concert at the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, August 4, 2015: see download of program notes for August 4 in Calendar section on mostlymozart.org.
‘A Death in Winter’, a sequence honouring Leo Seemanpillai, a Tamil refugee who died of self-immolation in Geelong, in June 2014, was published in Index on Censorship, 43.04, at the end of 2014. It has now been published in eurekastreet.com where it can be freely accessed.
The Stone Garden: Poems from Clare was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize of the NSW Premier’s Awards, 2014.
In 2014, Diane Fahey received a New Work Grant from the Literature Board of the Australia Council, to support the writing of a poetry collection set in the West of Ireland. She will be travelling in Ireland for long periods during 2015 and 2016 while writing and researching this book, to be titled West.