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Three Carcanet poets on the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize shortlist!

Tuesday, 6 Jun 2017

No Text We're thrilled to announce that three out of the five books shortlisted for this year's Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry First Full Collection Prize are by Carcanet poets! Adam Crothers' Several Deer, Rebecca Watts' The Met Office Advises Caution and Alex Wong's Poems Without Irony have been selected along side This Changes Things by Claire Askew (Bloodaxe) and Bird-Woman by Em Strang (Shearsman Books).

The winner will be announced during the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Summer School, 26-30 June 2017 and will be presented with the prize of £5,000. In addition the winner will be invited to read at Glucksman Ireland House at New York University for the annual Tom Quinlan Lecture in Poetry, provided with travel, accommodation, and an honorarium.

Congratulations to Adam, Rebecca and Alex!

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