|25th Jan 11|
Costa book of the year award winner
Poet Jo Shapcott was announced as the winner of the £30,000 overall Costa book of the year award for her book 'Of Mutability' last night.
The Costa book of the year award has five categories: first novel, novel, biography, poetry and children's book. The winners in each category were announced earlier this year, and went on to compete to be book of the year. The category winners each won £5,000 and the book of the year award is worth a further £30,000.
|23rd Jan 11|
Derek Walcott wins TS Eliot Prize
Derek Walcott was announced as the winner of the TS Eliot Poetry Award winner last night.
The full shortlist comprised of:
|20th Jan 11|
Harry Clifton | Imeall
Imeall, the TG4 arts programme, caught up with the Ireland Professor of Poetry, Harry Clifton. In conversation with Michael Cronin, Clifton talks about how his life and work are informed by having grown up in green, official 1950s Ireland with an Irish father and a South American mother.
|14th Jan 11|
Poetry Aloud competition | Winners Announced
Poetry Aloud, the annual poetry speaking competition open to all post-primary students on the island of Ireland, held its semi-finals and final on Friday last in the National Library of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland.
|8th Jan 11|
Irish Times review
|Writing in the Irish Times Eamon Grennan reviews Iggy McGovern's Safe House (Dedalus Press), David Wheatley's A Nest of the Waves (Gallery) and Matthew Sweeney's The Night Post (Salt) |