Saturday 1st May 2.00 pm
Jane Wilkinson, Justin Hunt and Anne McDonald talk to Enda Wyley and read from their work
Join Enda Wyley, one of the judges of the 2020 Strokestown International Poetry Prize in conversation with last year’s top three winners of that prize as they talk about their poetry and inspirations.
Art work: By kind permission of the artist Siobhan Cox-Carlos
Enda Wyley has published six collections of poetry, her most recent, The Painter on his Bike, Dedalus Press, 2019. Awards include the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize, Melbourne University and she is a recipient of a Katherine and Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship for Poetry. She co-hosts the podcast Books for Breakfast with her husband the poet Peter Sirr. Enda is a judge of the International Dublin Literary Award 2021. She is a member of Aosdána, the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland. https://booksforbreakfast.buzzsprout.com
Jane Wilkinson was the winner of the Strokestown International Poetry Prize 2020 for her poem ‘If I Were to Land’. Jane received first and second place in the Guernsey International Poetry Competition 2020 and was also winner of the Against the Grain Poetry Press competition in 2019. She was second in the Waltham Forest Poetry Competition in 2018. Jane is a landscape architect from London, living in Norwich.
Justin Hunt grew up in rural Kansas. In 2012, he retired from a long international business career in order to write. Justin’s prose and poetry have won several awards and been published by a number of journals, anthologies and literary prize websites. He won second place in the 2020 Strokestown International Poetry Prize for his poem, ‘Every Day, I Think of Those Years.’ He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Anne McDonald lives in Bettystown, Co. Meath. Her writing has been published in many journals and she has winner of the Ballina/AIB international poetry competition, the Skerries poetry competition and short listed for the RTE Radio 1 Francis MacManus Short Story Competition. Her poem ‘Whose Coat?’ received third place in the 2020 Strokestown International Poetry Prize. Her debut poetry collection Crow’s Books is due for publication 2021