A radiographer by training, as a writer Evans’s trained eye sees beneath the skin to the heart, soul and humerus.  - The Irish Times


page44_1Martina Evans…brazenly humorous…with her dizzyingly wacky free-verse tale-telling. Burnfort Las Vegas has a range of registers from the sadly brooding to the raucous. – The Tablet

Oh Poetry! I Thought it Was a Book!

Sweating in the Paddock

Irish Times Poetry Now Award Shortlist 

John McAuliffe reviews Burnfort Las Vegas

DUBLIN REVIEW OF BOOKS – read Putting it On

Southword reviews Burnfort Las Vegas 


 The Prompt


Anvil template 10mmBurnfort, Las Vegas   

for Martin Westwood


We move the Sacred Heart lamp

closer to Elvis’s face now in the month

of June. I think that those

billboards of Vegas

could be the Major cigarette sign

or the Double Diamond Works Wonders

in the lounge window round ‘75

or the BP pump shining

in the blue Burnfort evening,

the wood pigeons cooing

as the men come down

from the mountain and fill their vans

with petrol – a violet cloud

with a tantalizing smell and someone

says Burnfort is like New York