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WHAT'S ON  ->  WATERFORD WRITERS WEEKEND -> WATERFORD POETRY PRIZE 2018

Waterford Poetry Prize 2018,

Grace Wells & James Harpur.

 

Event:

Opening WWW Event - Waterford Poetry Prize 2018.

Grace Wells &  James Harpur.

Date :

Friday, 26th October.

Time:

 7:00pm

Venue:

The Book Centre

Admission:

FREE EVENT

Grace Wells

Grace Wells is one of the most ecologically-driven writers living in Ireland today. Both her poetry and her children’s books are strongly informed by nature, the environment, and spirit of place. Her debut poetry collection, When God Has Been Called Away to Greater Things (Dedalus Press, 2010), won the Rupert and Eithne Strong Award and was shortlisted for the London Festival Fringe New Poetry Award. Her second collection Fur (Dedalus Press, 2015) expanded the boundaries of eco- poetics, and was lauded by Poetry Ireland Review as 'a book that enlarges the possibilities of poetry’. Grace’s poetry has been published extensively and carried in the broadcast media, she has also contributed to numerous Literature Festivals. She is Artlinks Literature mentor for the Arts Office of Waterford City & County Council.

James Harpur’s

James Harpur’s latest book is The White Silhouette (Carcanet), in which he explores the way the imagination has shaped works of art such as the Book of Kells and Russian icons, and also the idea of pilgrimage, inward and outward. He has had five poetry collections published by Anvil Press, and his last book, Angels and Harvesters
(2012), was a PBS Recommendation and shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Prize. He has won a number of awards, including the Michael Hartnett Prize, the Vincent Buckley Prize, and the UK National Poetry Competition. He broadcasts regularly on RTÉ’s Sunday Miscellany and A Living Word and is a member of Aosdána. He lives in West Cork.