Twelve talented poets from across Ireland have been added to the shortlist of the 2019 Aurivo / North West Words Poetry Competition.
The countdown is on for the annual prizegiving event, which will be held in Dillon’s Hotel Letterkenny on Thursday 30th January at 8.00pm.
This year, entries were received from all parts of Ireland and from as far as Germany, Australia, Nigeria and the USA.
The competition judge Kate Newman from Summer Palace Press (pictured above) had the difficult task of selecting a winner from the many entries and will be on hand with Breid Lindsey from Aurivo on the night to present the perpetual Aurivo cup and €250 to the lucky winner.
Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.
Readings on the night will be by Joan Newman, Kate Newman and current NWW Junior Writer of the year Alannah Ferry.
See the list of finalists who will be there on the night hoping to be the next winner of this very respected Poetry Prize:
- In My Sewing Box – Singhle Meehan Galway
- There’ll Be Bluebirds Over – Jac Shortland Cork
- Mother Love – Emily S Cooper Donegal
- Glasscase – Marie Studer
- Instruction for Whoever Answers the Phone – Colin Hassard Belfast
- Ma – Brendan Carey Kinane Meath
- Hands in Your Head – John D Kelly Fermanagh
- The Delphic Rain Station – Cornelius Browne Donegal
- Ar scrath a cheile – Sara Boyce
- A Sonnet for Lyra – Cat Brogan Tyrone
- The Visit – Anne O’Connor Sligo
- The Last Word – Bernie Crawford