|13th Apr 11|
Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry
Poet Leanne O’Sullivan has been awarded the 15 annual Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry of the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies. The award was presented in private ceremonies on Tuesday, April 12.
Previous winners include Eavan Boland, John F. Deane, Peter Sirr, Louis de Paor, Moya Cannon, Frank Orsmby, Thomas McCarthy, Pat Boran, Michael Coady, Kerry Hardie, Dennis O'Driscoll and Séan Lysaght.
|8th Apr 11|
Southward news and competition winners
Congratulations to the poetry editor of the online journal Southword Leanne O'Sullivan and their current poetry workshop leader Matthew Sweeney. Leanne has just been announced as the 15th winner of the O'Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Matthew has just been awarded 2nd prize in the UK's National Poetry Competition.
Winners in the O'Donoghue Poetry Prize Competition have just been published in a special supplement of Southword Online. Read Sandra Ann Winters' poem on the simultaneous loss of a son and a dog here
|5th Apr 11|
Griffin Poetry Prize 2011 | Shortlist
The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry have announced the Canadian and International shortlist for this year’s Griffin Poetry Prize. The award is one of the most lucrative poetry prizes in the world.
Ossuaries - Dionne Brand
|2nd Apr 11|
Project Arts Centre | Lay Me Down Softly
'Lay Me Down Softly', a play by Bily Roche is running at the Project Arts Centre nightly until the 2nd April. Design is by Bui Bolg and lights by Paul Keoghan and the cast includes Gary Lydon.
For more information please visit the Project Arts Centre website .
|30th Mar 11|
Grace Wells wins the Strong Award
|Grace Wells has been awarded the Rupert and Eithne Strong Award for her collection When God Has Been Called Away to Greater Things, published by Dedalus Press. Her win was announced on 27th March by Michael Cronin, at the Strong Reading in Dun Laoghaire, as part of the DLR Poetry Now Festival. |
Wells, a former Poetry Ireland Introductions reader, won the Eilis Dillon Best Newcomer Bisto Award for her book, Gyrfalcon, and was an International White Ravens' Choice. Other publications for children include Ice-Dreams and One World, Our World. Her short stories and poetry have been published widely and broadcast.