Writer of Poetry, Creative Non-fiction and Short fiction
Born in the USA, Bee lived in England for 14 years before settling with her Northern Irish husband on an acre and a quarter in West Cavan.
A writer since childhood, the Cavan soil provided good nurture for a mid-life creative flourishing. She and Helen Shay created the poetry co-collection Nebula, and a haiku conversation, Just Three Lines, was co-authoried with her USA-based sister, Pamela A. Smith.
Haiku appears in the Irish anthology Bamboo Dreams and USA’s Brigit: Sun of Womanhood. Individual poems have appeared online on various sites, in UK poetry publications such as Magma, Writing Women and The Friend; Ireland’s The sHop, Stony Thursday, Skylight 47. Short fiction has been published in Crannog and Caterpillar.
Non-fiction has been published in USA based Sagewoman and UK’s Mslexia. Bee is the author of an e-book of poetry Brigid’s Way: Reflections on the Celtic Divine Feminine. Bee in on the Irish Arts Council’s panel of Writers in Prisons and teaches creative writing as Word Alchemy