The Shortlist of the Roscommon Poets’ prize 2017 has just been announced below, by the Judge, Jessamine O’Connor.

Click on the title of the poem to read it.

Louise G. Cole,  Ballaghaderreen             Fragments of Forgetfulness

Susan Graham, Foxford, Co. Mayo                  Broken not Bowed on the Ballaghaderreen Bypass

Laurence Henson,  Strokestown                    Taking Sides

Monika Kaboth,  Strokestown                            October

Maureen Lydon,  Castlerea                               Mysterious Alder

Catherine Ryan,  Castlerea                                    Folding Fingers

Frankie Simon,  Boyle                    Earthquake