|Juno refusing to look at Warhol - Tate, Liverpool - 2012|
Judge Patrick Cotter has written a judge's summation on his blog about the thirteen poems. He has this to say about my shortlisted poem 'Juno Refuses to Look at Warhol': Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s ‘Juno Refuses to Look at Warhol’ builds up to the poetic insight often revealed through the fresh perspective of a child’s eye. Derek Mahon composed a two liner based on his infant daughter’s observation of sunlight reflected on a ceiling. Here Ní Chonchúir spins a charming narrative.