Six shortlisted poets
The Roscommon Poets Prize
This category is for a poem in English of not more than 70 lines submitted by a resident of County Roscommon or a member of a County Roscommon Writers Group. Shortlisted poets in the Roscommon Poets Competition who read their poem at the competition receive a €50 reading fee.
The competition will be open for entries on 8th January 2018. The Closing date is Friday 9th February 2018. The judge is Mary Turley McGrath
Mary Turley-McGrath lives in Letterkenny. She holds an M Phil. in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin. Her three poetry collections are: New Grass under Snow (Summer Palace Press, 2003); Forget the Lake (2014), and Other Routes (2016), both published by Arlen House. Mary was the winner of the Poetry Ireland /Trócaire Competition 2014. Her poems have appeared in the Irish Times and in literary magazines and anthologies