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Thomas McCarthy shortlisted for Irish Times Poetry Now Award

Monday, 6 Feb 2017

No Text We're delighted to announce that Thomas McCarthy's Pandemonium has been shortlisted for the 2017 Irish Times Poetry Now Award!

The four other shortlisted poets include Paddy Bushe for On A Turning Wing (Dedalus); Katie Donovan for Off Duty (Bloodaxe); fellow Carcanet poet Paula Meehan for Geomantic (Dedalus); and Macdara Woods for Music From the Big Tent (Dedalus).

The €2,000 annual prize, which has been presented for the past 11 years, has been won by major poets including Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Michael Longley, Harry Clifton, Sinead Morrissey, Dennis O’Driscoll and Theo Dorgan. The winner of last year’s Irish Times-Poetry Now award was Caitríona O’ Reilly for Geis (Bloodaxe Books).

The judges for this year’s prize are broadcaster and journalist Olivia O’Leary, editor of The Stinging Fly Declan Meade and poet and critic Michael O’Loughlin.

The winner will be announced at the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Co Council’s Mountains to Sea Festival on 25th March

Congratulations Tom!

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