Saoirse Anton is an Irish writer, producer and performer. She is also a feminist, optimist, enthusiast, opinionated scamp and human being.
As a poet, she has performed extensively in Ireland and the UK, including appearances at Dublin Book Festival, First Fortnight Festival, Big Love Festival, Green Gathering, the London Irish Centre, Lost in Leith, TactileBosch, Cardiff Queer Fringe, the Clifton Street Festival, Waterstones Cardiff, Railway Gardens, Elysium Gallery Swansea, and the Circus Village Cabaret.
Selected poems have been published in Rise Up and Repeal, an anthology from Sad Press Poetry, and in Cardiff 75: Writings from the City, an anthology from Parthian Books. She was commissioned by NoFit State Circus to write a poem for their 2022 Clifton Street Festival. She has been commissioned by Studio 9 animation studio and RTÉ (Ireland’s national broadcaster) to write two short poetry films for children, An Oíche is Speisíalta (2020) and Navigating the Rough Seas (2022). In 2023 she was Production-Poet-In-Residence on NoFit State Circus’ Production Sabotage, and will be releasing a poetry collection based on her time there in late 2023. She regularly leads workshops for a variety of organisations and groups, and provides professional artistic consultation services as part of her Sounding Board Sessions programme.
When not writing, she performs with the Sparklettes Hula Hoop troop and works as a freelance producer.
When not doing that she can be found on her allotment or by the sea.