Prize Shortlist Announced

The judges of the competition, Professors Ciaran Carson, Paul Farley and Paula Meehan, said, "This year's Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for a First Collection of Poems attracted a large number of powerful and accomplished submissions."  The shortlist has been announced as (in alphabetical order) Tara Bergin, This is Yarrow (Carcanet Press),  Malika Booker, Pepper Seed (Peepal Tree Press),  Paula Cunningham, Heimlich's Manoeuvre (smith/doorstop),  Hannah Lowe, Chick (Bloodaxe Books),  Rory Waterman, Tonight the Summer's Over (Carcanet Press).  View full press release here.

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