Monday, August 06, 2012
Macdara Woods shortlisted for Poetry Now Award 2012
The shortlisting is all the more fitting given that Dedalus launch his comprehensive Collected Poems at this year's festival on Sunday 9th September @ 6.30 pm in Dun Laoghaire's Maritime Museum.
This very special event will feature music by Benjamin Dwyer, Donnacha Dwyer and Kenneth Edger (who have collaborated with the poet previously), as well as special guests who will choose favourite poems by Woods to read on the day.
The event is presented in association with Poetry Ireland and will be introduced by poet and Poetry Ireland Director Joseph Woods.
The other poets shortlisted for the 2012 Irish Times dlr Poetry Now Award are Moya Cannon for Hands (Carcanet Press), Michael Longley for A Hundred Doors (Cape Poetry), John Montague for Speech Lessons (Gallery Press) and Bernard O’Donoghue for Farmers Cross (Faber and Faber). Further details on the award shortlist can be found at The Irish Times here.