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Sinead Morrissey's On Balance shortlisted for Pigott Poetry Prize

Friday, 9 Mar 2018

No Text We're delighted to announce that Sinead Morrissey's On Balance has been shortlisted for the Pigott Poetry Prize

This award is for the best collection of poetry by an Irish poet published between 1st February 2017 and 1st February 2018 and carries a winning prize of €8,000. Colette Bryce and Michael Longley are also on the shortlist.

The Pigott Poetry Prize is sponsored by Mark Pigott KBE who shared, “It is a blessing to be able to support this wonderful literary award and recognise the leading poets of Ireland. This is the 5th year of the Prize and the competition is world class. I would like to congratulate our adjudicators Billy Collins and Deryn Rees Jones for their hard work and through review of all the entrants and congratulate them on their excellent selection of this year’s shortlist which showcases the beauty, diversity and strength of Irish Poetry“.

The winner will be announced at the Opening Ceremony of this year’s Listowel Writers’ Week on May 30th 2018. The runners up each receive €1,000 each. Listowel Writers’ Week takes place between the 30th May and 3rd June 2018.

Speaking of the shortlist, Festival Chairperson Liz Dunn said, Increasingly, Irish poetry is receiving the worldwide acclaim it so heartily deserves. The calibre of submissions this year is reflected in the collections of our three shortlisted poets. We congratulate each of them and look forward to meeting and congratulating them at the Festival in May.”

Congratulations Sinead!

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