Poetry Ireland has just announced Noelle Lynskey as Poet Laureate for Strokestown, Co Roscommon, as part of the PoetryTown initiative. In this role she has been appointed to write a poem honouring and reflecting Strokestown and its people. This poem will be revealed as part of the programme of events happening between September 10th-18th
Noelle is a former judge of the Strokestown Schools’ Poetry Competition and is an ongoing advisor to the Strokestown Festival committee. She says she is looking forward to the role as a lot of her poetry inspiration stems from her home town.
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