December 14, 2017

The Roscommon Poet’s Prize 2018

Winners announced

Place

Name

Name of Poem

From

Writers Group

1st

Jennifer Creedon

Dawn on the N63

Ballyleague

2nd

Susan Graham

St Colman’s Abbey, Inishbofin

Foxford, Co. Mayo

Ballaghaderreen

3rd

Frankie Simon

So What

Boyle

HC

Pippa Black

Keeping Watch

Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Ballaghaderreen

HC

John Mullan

The Inventor

Roosky

HC

Bernadette Tansey

Last Words

Elphin

Roscommon poet's shortlist

Name

Name of Poem

From

Writers Group

Pippa Black

Keeping Watch

Ballymote

Ballaghaderreen

Jennifer Creedon

Dawn on the N63

Ballyleague

 

Susan Graham

St Colman’s Abbey, Inishbofin

Foxford

Ballaghaderreen

John Mullan

The Inventor

Roosky

 

Frankie Simon

So What

Boyle

 

Bernadette Tansey

Last Words

Elphin

 

2018 Competition

Roscommon Poets Prize 2018

Prize €150

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.

Details

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

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