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Rupert and Eithne Strong Poetry Award Shortlist announced | 12-Feb-11

Rupert and Eithne Strong Poetry Award Shortlist announced
 
The shortlist for the £2,500 Rupert and Eithne Strong Award for a first poetry collection was announced recently. The nominees for the award are Caitríona Ní Chléirchín's Crithloinnir, Órfhlaith Foyle's Red Riding Hood's Dilemma, Paul Maddern's The Beachcomber's Report and Grace Wells' When God Has Been Called Away to Greater Things. This year's winner will be presented with the award during the DLR Poetry Now International Poetry Festival, which takes place from March 24th to 27th.

The Rupert and Eithne Strong Award recognises first collections published in English or Irish by Irish poets in 2010. The short-listed nominees will read at the Strong Reading during the dlr Poetry Now 2011 Festival. The award is made possible by the generous support of the Strong Family in memory of the lives and work of Rupert and Eithne Strong.

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