Shortlist for the dlr Strong Award (in partnership with Shine) at Poetry Now / Mountains to Sea announced
The shortlist for the dlr Strong Award (in partnership with Shine) at Poetry Now / Mountains to Sea has been announced.
The following is the shortlist:
- Nerys Williams, Sound Archive, Seren
- Eoghan Walls, The Salt Harvest, Seren
- Noel Duffy, In the Library of Lost Objects, Ward Wood
- Ailbhe Darcy, Imaginary Menagerie, Bloodaxe
Peter Sirr will adjudicate the award, which 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.
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