The Shortlist for the Strokestown International Prize has been announced by the judges Paddy Bushe and Maura Dooley, and features a number of Poetry Society Members: Marianne Burton for ‘Worm in Exile’, Geraldine Clarkson for ‘Ironing Veils’, Jacqueline Saphra for ‘Cherry Stones’, and Pnina Shinebourne for ‘The Life I Left’.
The results will be announced at the 19th annual Strokestown Festival over the week end of 27th April – 1st May 2017
The Strokestown International Poetry Festival was founded in 1999. It takes place annually on the first weekend of May, in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. The weekend provides a world-renowned forum for excellence in poetry. Strokestown is famous for the large audiences that attend all readings and allied to the welcome, the friendliness and the scenery, the weekend is an unforgettable experience and a thrilling immersion in contemporary poetry.
26 April 2017