Shortlist announced

Jane Clarke has announced the shortlist for the Roscommon Poets' Prize 2020.  Due to the postponement of the festival, the prizes will be announced at some point in the future, depending on Covid-19 events.  We will announce details when we have them.

Now Closed. The shortlist will be announced early April 2020.

Judge: Jane Clarke

Jane Clarke grew up on a farm in Co. Roscommon and now lives in Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow. Her first collection, The River, (Bloodaxe Books 2015) was shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize and in that year she also won the Hennessy Literary Award for Emerging Poetry and the inaugural Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year Award. Her illustrated chapbook, All the Way Home, (Smith|Doorstop 2019) responds to a World War I archive of letters and photographs. Her second book-length collection, When the Tree Falls was published by Bloodaxe Books in September 2019.