First Collection Poetry Prize

Shortlist Announced 2017

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THE SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE FOR POETRY: PRIZE FOR FIRST FULL COLLECTION 2017
Supported by Glucksman Ireland House, New York University

 

The shortlist for this year’s Prize is:

Claire Askew, This Changes Things (Bloodaxe)

Adam Crothers, Several Deer (Carcanet)

Em Strang, Bird-Woman (Shearsman Books)

Rebecca Watts, The Met Office Advises Caution (Carcanet)

Alex Wong, Poems without Irony (Carcanet)

The winner will be announced during the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Summer School, 26-30  June 2017.    The Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for First Full Collection 2017 will be £5,000. In addition the winner will be invited to read at Glucksman Ireland House at New York University for the annual Tom Quinlan Lecture in Poetry, provided with travel, accommodation, and an honorarium.   (http://irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu/page/home).

About Glucksman Ireland House

Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, Glucksman Ireland House is New York University's Center for Irish and Irish-American Studies and one of the top-ranked academic Irish Studies programs in the United States. Through innovative undergraduate and graduate academic curricula and extensive public programming, it provides access to the best in Irish and Irish-American culture. With faculty in Irish and Irish-American literature, history, music, language, and cultural studies, Glucksman Ireland House NYU provides its students and the community with an integrated approach to understanding the arts and humanities that represent Ireland and Irish-America’s past, present, and future.

Further Information           

For further information, contact Miriam Nyhan at Glucksman Ireland House NYU at miriam.nyhan@nyu.edu tel: +1 (212) 998-3952; or, Mrs Gerry Hellawell at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queens University, Belfast, at g.hellawell@qub.ac.uk  tel: +44(0)28 9097 1070.

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