Friday, 30 January 2015

POEM FOR IRELAND - HALF OF THE SHORTLIST

The first five poems shortlisted for the A Poem for Ireland, as chosen by the John Murray Show, are:

Easter 1916 - W.B. Yeats
A Christmas Childhood - Patrick Kavanagh
Fill Arís - Seán Ó Riordáin
Quarantine - Eavan Boland 
Making Love Outside Aras an Uachtaráin - Paul Durcan


The next five will be announced tonight on The Works on RTÉ television.

4 comments:

Dave Lordan said...

not a lot to disagree with there in fairness. 5 great poems from all around the houses. it's great that poetry is getting so much attention at the moment.

Nuala Ní Chonchúir said...

Looking forward to list #2. More women, I hope. I nommed Michael Hartnett, having said that.

746books said...

Good to see Eavan Boland there, hoping for some Medbh McGuckian too!

Nuala Ní Chonchúir said...

Delighted with Eavan, Paul and Ailbhe. Go, the women :)