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LISTOWEL WRITERS’ WEEK IRISH POEM OF THE YEAR 2018

READ ALL THREE POEMS AT WRITERSWEEK.IE

THE WINNER:

Birthday by Brian Kirk

SHORTLIST:

Birthday by Brian Kirk

Brian Kirk is a poet and short story writer from Clondalkin in Dublin. His children’s novel The Rising Son was published in December 2015 and his first poetry collection After The Fall was published by Salmon Poetry in November 2017.

Inglis & Co. Ltd. by Erin Halliday

Erin Halliday has two publications; ‘Chrysalis‘ (2012) and ‘Pharmakon‘ (2015), and has recently completed the manuscript for her third, funded by an Arts Council of Northern Ireland ACES award and the Ireland Chair of Poetry bursary award. Her poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies in the UK, Ireland, and Australia, including ‘New Poets from the North of Ireland‘.

The Snails by John W. Sexton

John W. Sexton is the author of six poetry collections, the most recent of which is Futures Pass. He is a past nominee for The Hennessy Literary Award and his poem ‘The Green Owl’ won the Listowel Poetry Prize and the Patrick & Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry in 2007.