PRN: Winners of the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize Announced

Winners of the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize Announced [07-March-2012] DUBLIN, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The three winners of the inaugural Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize - Paul McMahon, Sarah Clancy and Lydia Macpherson - will receive €2,000, €1,000 and €500 respectively at a special prize-giving ceremony at Ballymaloe House in Cork on 25 March.

Persone Darina Allen, Adam Wyeth, Laurence O'Dwyer, Josephine Dickinson, Matthew Sweeney, Eliot Prize, Lydia Macpherson, Sarah Clancy, Paul McMahon, April, June
Luoghi Irlanda, Dublino, Cambridge, Belfast, Cork, Galway, Morava
Organizzazioni Ballymaloe Cookery School
Argomenti giornali, internet

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Winners of the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize Announced

 
[07-March-2012]
 

DUBLIN, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The three winners of the inaugural Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize - Paul McMahon, Sarah Clancy and Lydia Macpherson - will receive €2,000, €1,000 and €500 respectively at a special prize-giving ceremony at Ballymaloe House in Cork on 25 March.

This new prize, sponsored by the famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in association with Ireland's arts and literature magazine, The Moth, was launched in June 2011. The prize, which is for a single unpublished poem, attracted over 1,000 entries from Ireland and abroad, reflecting the international readership of The Moth.

The winning poems will be published in the spring issue of the magazine, alongside an interview with the judge, Matthew Sweeny, whose own work has been shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and the The Irish Times/Poetry Now Award.

The third prize goes to 'The Fisherman' by Lydia Macpherson, who grew up in the Yorkshire Pennines and now lives near Cambridge. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway University of London and her poems are widely published in magazines and anthologies. Sarah Clancy receives second prize for her poem 'I Crept Out'. Sarah is from Galway and was the Cuirt International Festival of Literature Grand Slam Champion in 2011. Her second collection of poetry, Thanks for Nothing, Hippies, will be launched at the Cuirt Festival in April this year. The first prize goes to Paul McMahon for his poem 'Bourdon'. Originally from Belfast, Paul is a professional musician. His poems have been shortlisted for many prizes, including the Bridport Prize in 2011, but this is his first m! ajor win.

Matthew Sweeney also commended entries by Josephine Dickinson, Padraic Harvey, Kona Macphee, Laurence O'Dwyer and Adam Wyeth. Their poems will appear in the summer issue of The Moth.

The prize-giving ceremony is open to the public, and will take place in the beautiful Grain Store at Ballymaloe House between 6 and 8.30 p.m. on Sunday 25 March. There will be readings by Matthew Sweeney and the winning poets. For more details see http://www.themothmagazine.com.

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