m2s 2014

Peter Sirr to adjudicate the Strong Award in partnership with Shine at Poetry Now

Closing 29th of March at 12 noon
Poetry Now at Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
4th – 9th of September 2012

Peter Sirr has been announced as the judge of the dlr Strong Award (in partnership with Shine) at Poetry Now / Mountains to Sea. 

The dlr Strong Award in partnership with Shine is presented annually to the author of the best first collection of poems published by an Irish poet in the previous year. The Strong Award as part of Poetry Now at Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival serves to recognise the promise and achievement of both English and Irish language poets. Previous winners of the Award include Dave Lordan, Peadar Ó hUallaigh and Grace Wells.  The short-listed nominees will read at the Strong Reading during the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2012 and the prize-winner will receive €1,000.

Peter Sirr lives in Dublin where he works as a freelance writer and
translator. He has published several collections of poems with Gallery Press, the most recent of which is The Thing Is, published by Gallery Press in 2009, which won the 2011 Michael Hartnett Award. He is a member of Aosdána.

For more information please contact:

Maeve Buckley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 086 1582725

Editors Notes:
The dlr Strong Award in partnership with Shine is awarded in memory of Rupert and Eithne Strong and is made possible by the generous support of Shine. This is the first year that Shine have partnered with the dlr Strong Award and the festival is delighted to be associated with them. Shine is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by mental ill health. Shine provides support groups counselling services, resource centres and educational courses for people with mental health problems as well as their family members and carers.