|2nd Apr 12|
Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award
Gerard Smyth has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry from the University of St Thomas’s Center for Irish Studies, in St Paul, Minnesota. The award was established in 1997 to honour Irish poets and named for Lawrence O'Shaughnessy.
|26th Jan 12|
Poetry Ireland was saddened to hear of the passing of Scottish-born poet Pearse Hutchinson who died last week, aged 84.
Hutchinson, described as a “hugely gifted poet and a remarkable, inspirational presence in Irish literature and in life”, worked as a broadcaster, reviewer, poet and translator. Poetry Ireland would like to extend our condolences to his family and friends.
|24th Jan 12|
John Burnside on winning the TS Eliot Prize
In a frank article in the Telegraph, this year’s TS Eliot award winner (announced last week), John Burnside, discusses the repercussions of winning the prestigious award.
As much as it has ever done, poetry renews and deepens the gift that most surely makes us human: the imagination. And that is as essential to public as it is to private life, because the more imaginative we are, the more compassionate we become – and that, surely, is the highest virtue of all.
|23rd Jan 12|
Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship
The Trustees of the estate of Katherine Kavanagh have awarded the 2011 Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship, intended to assist poets in mid-career and worth €8,000 to each recipient, to Eileen Casey, Mark Granier and Michael O’Loughlin.
Mark Granier’s third collection Fade Street was published by Salt Publishing in 2010; a portfolio of his photography is featured in the current issue of Irish Pages.
|14th Dec 11|
Poetry Aloud Winners
|The Poetry Aloud winners have been announced - congratulations to everyone who made it through and a huge thank you to everyone who got took part! |
Shane McMahon, St Macartan’s College, Monaghan
Runner –up: Conor Potts, Wesley College, Dublin
Corey Duffy, Christian Brothers Grammar School, Omagh, Co Tyrone
Runner-up: Gavin Murphy, Royal Belfast Academical Institute, Belfast
Oisin Lyons, Newpark Comprehensive, Dublin
Runner-up: Lucy Gaynor, Wesley College, Dublin.
Overall Winner of Poetry Aloud 2011: Corey Duffy.