New editor of Poetry Ireland Review, Colette Bryce, begins role

13th January 2020

The new editor of the highly-regarded journal of poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, has begun her editorship role.

Colette Bryce took on the mantle from previous editor, Eavan Boland, in early 2020 and is now reviewing submissions for Poetry Ireland Review 130.

Colette is a poet from Derry and has published four collections with Picador including The Whole & Rain-domed Universe (2014), which received a Ewart-Biggs Award in memory of Seamus Heaney. Selected Poems, drawing on all her books, won the Pigott Prize for Irish poetry in 2018.  

Colette is also a freelance writer and is the 2020 Creative Writing Fellow at University College Dublin. Her new collection, The M Pages, is forthcoming from Picador in 2020. 

“I’m excited to be taking on the editorship of Poetry Ireland Review,” said Colette. “I’ve witnessed the development of the magazine over many years, both as a subscriber and contributor, and I intend to build on this excellent work by continuing to expand the magazine’s reach and range of voices. 

“I look forward very much to discovering the poems we surely need in these challenging times.”

Published three times a year, Poetry Ireland Review includes the work of both emerging and established Irish and international poets, essayists, critics and visual artists. It has a strong domestic and international subscription base and is also on sale in leading bookshops in Ireland and the UK. 

Poetry Ireland Review’s editorship rotates regularly and previous editors have included John F Deane, Paul Muldoon, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Caitríona O Reilly, Peter Sirr and Vona Groarke. 

If you’re interested in submitting to Poetry Ireland Review, visit our Submission Guidelines.