Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Gregory O'Donoghue Prize poems published

Juno refusing to look at Warhol - Tate, Liverpool - 2012
The winning and shortlisted poems for the Gregory O'Donoghue Prize have been published now in Southword. Read winner Maya Popa's 'Hummingbird' to see the type of poem that wins an international prize such as this.

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.

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