This Competition is now closed. The shortlist has been announced. Prizes will be awarded in Strokestown on Sunday 3rd May, 8pm
Sponsored by: Lawrence & Janet Kessenich, Grace Rickard, James Hoban
Strokestown International Poetry Prize 2020
ENDA WYLEY is a poet, teacher, and children’s author. She has published five collections of poetry with Dedalus Press; Borrowed Space, New and Selected Poems (2014), To Wake to This (2009), Poems for Breakfast (2004), Socrates in the Garden (1998), and Eating Baby Jesus (1993). A sixth collection, The Painter on his Bike, is due from Dedalus Press, November 2019. Wyley was the inaugural winner of the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize, Australia and in 2014 she was awarded a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship for her poetry. Her poetry has been widely broadcast, translated, and anthologised including in The Harvard Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry (USA, 2010), The Wake Forest Book of Irish Poetry, (Wake Forest Press, USA, 2011, Femmes d'Irlande en Poésie, 1973-2013 (Paris, ed. Clíona Ní Ríordáin), and Lines of Vision, The National Gallery of Ireland, (2014). She has been poet-in-residence for many arts projects and institutions in Ireland including Dearcán na nDaoine/The People’s Acorn, 2016-2017 for Áras an Uachtaráin, and The Bealtaine Poetry and Film Project 2018, with artist Anita Groener. Wyley’s books for children include I Won’t Go to China! and The Silver Notebook, O’Brien Press. Her poetry for children has been included in anthologies such as Something Beginning with P (O’Brien Press) and Once Upon A Place, (ed. Eoin Colfer, Little Island).
Enda Wyley lives in Dublin and is a member of Aosdána.