Friday, 24 October 2008
IRISH TED HUGHES WINNERS
PHOTO FROM THE EVENING COURIER
This is a really cute, feel-good story.
Two little Irish brothers, Dualtagh and Hugo Grundy, who now live in Yorkshire, were joint first prize winners in the Ted Hughes Young Poets' Award, adjudicated by UK Poet Laureate Andrew Motion.
They were on the News the other night with their Mom, Siobhán, and their three little brothers, one of whom is called Atticus. Atticus Grundy! The cuteness of it!
Hugo, six, wrote 'A Town of Trees'. He said: "I got the idea from a book I'm reading called The Hobbit." He's six years old and reading Tolkien!
Dualtagh, who is seven, wrote 'Picking Bilberries'. "I was inspired to write it when I went walking in Cragg Vale," he said. "I would like to be a poet when I grow up." I betcha he will be, too.
Andrew Motion said, "I have never read such amazingly good poems. They are so attentive to the world. They have alive ears."
Articles here and here.