Colette Bryce wins the €8,000 Pigott Poetry Prize

Colette Bryce with Billy Collins
Colette Bryce with Billy Collins

Selected Poems 2000-2014 by Colette Bryce has won the €8,000 Pigott Poetry Prize 2018 at the opening night of Listowel Writers’ Week in Kerry. Adjudicators Billy Collins and Deryn Rees Jones selected the work from a shortlist that included Michael Longley’s Angel Hill and Sinéad Morrissey’s On Balance, winner of the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Collection and 2017 Poetry Book Society Choice Award. Colette won the National Poetry Competition in 2003 for ‘The Full Indian Rope Trick‘.

This Award is for the best Collection of Poetry by an Irish Author published between the 1st February 2017 and 1st February 2018. 

The full list of prizewinners includes Jeremiah Curtin for Best Single Poem, with Poetry Society Member Zillah Bowes on the shortlist. Zillah was also shortlisted for Best Poetry Collection, won by Eilis Stanley.

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31 May 2018