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First Collection Poetry Prize Award Night

Join the Seamus Heaney Centre's 2024 First Collection Poetry Prize Shortlist for a night of readings and celebration.

June 27, 2024
The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
18:00 - 20:00

You are warmly invited to the 2024 First Collection Poetry Prize Award Night in the Crescent Arts Centre. Join us for readings from the shortlisted collections and the announcement of this year's winner.

The evening will be hosted by Seamus Heaney Professor of Poetry at Queen's Nick Laird.

The 2024 shortlist includes:

  • Cowboy, by Kandace Siobhan Walker (Cheerio Poetry)
  • Crisis Actor, by Declan Ryan (Faber)
  • Before We Go Any Further, by Tristram Fane Saunders (Carcanet)
  • Swimming Between Islands, by Charlotte Eichler (Carcanet)
  • No Man's Land, by David Nash (Dedalus Press)

All shortlisted writers will read and books will be available to purchase from No Alibis Bookstore.

This prize is supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies.

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