My first full length collection of poems, Made Strange By Time (Matador), was published in 2018.  It's available from the publisher (, Amazon, and from me via email.


My second full length collection, entitled Home, has just been published (June 2020) by Graffiti Books.


'Derek Healy writes beautifully.  Lyrically rich, vividly imagistic, poignant and moving, these poems stay with you long after their reading.'  - Anna Saunders


'They reward rereading by revealing layers of meaning and emotion, and his skilful use of form, as well as free verse, is a joy.'  - Rona Laycock


'Derek's thought-provoking poetry ranges through lyrical reflection and wry, self-deprecatory humour to the raw honesty of his evocative musings on man's insignificance in the grand scheme of things.'  - Marilyn Timms


Home costs seven pounds and is available at  or direct from the poet at


I have had poems published in a number of literary magazines in this country and in the USA:


The Cannon's Mouth


Common Threads (USA)


Lighten Up Online

The Lyric (USA)


The Road Not Taken (USA)

The Salopian

The Seventh Quarry


Writing Magazine


​My poems have also appeared in several local anthologies, including on five occasions the Gloucestershire Writers' Network Cheltenham Literature Festival competition anthology.