Awards

  • GEN-FNO80-F-SeanchaiWinner: Irish Golden Pen Award for Poetry (2002)
  • Finalist: Boyle (Ireland) Literary Festival (2003)
  • Finalist: Scottish International Open Poetry Competition (2004)
  • First Runner Up Poetry Award, Presence Magazine (2005)
  • First Place Winner: Samhain International Poetry Festival Award (2007)
  • Outstanding Poet of the Year: Sons of Camus (2008)
  • Winner: Utmost Christian Poetry (2009)
  • First Place Winner: Oberon Poetry Competition (2009)
  • First Runner Up Poetry Award, Presence Magazine (2009)
  • Senior Poet Laureate Commonwealth of Virginia (2009)
  • Tom Howard Poetry (2010)
  • Modoc Publications (2010)
  • Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Award for Poetry (2010)
  • New Millennium Writings (2011)
  • Tom Howard Outstanding Poetry Award (2011)
  • Winner Hungry Hill Poetry Competition (2012)
  • Donegal Creamery Prize (2013)
  • Rialto Nature Poetry Competition Award (2013)
  • Carnegie Arts Centre Kenmare (2015)

Penelope’s poetry is also included in the following literary publications and anthologies: Ruah (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Ways of the Healer (California Pacific Medical Centre, San Francisco); Women’s Uncommon Prayers (Moorehead Publishers); The Stony Thursday Book: A Collection of Contemporary Poetry; Studies; Studio; Lantern Review; Jacobytebooks; Flaming Arrow; Sons of Camus; Oberon Literary Review; Breacadh: An Anthology of Kerry Voices, and The Mermaid’s Purse: An Anthology of Kerry Haiku. She is a regular contributor to PLAINVIEWS, a newsletter for chaplains.