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Waterford Poetry Prize 2019.



Waterford Poetry Prize 2019.

Date :

Friday, 25th October.


6:00pm  -  6:45pm


Garter Lane Gallery

Admission & Booking:



Waterford Writers Weekend proudly presents the prize giving of the national Waterford Poetry Prize 2019. The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council invite you to meet the winners and hear the winning poems. Adjudicator Grace Wells will announce the winners and give an insight as to how she chose them from hundreds of entries submitted from around the country.

Grace will also read from her own work.

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Grace Wells is one of the most ecologically-driven writers in Ireland today. Both her poetry and prose 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’. Her poem ‘Otter’ received a 2017 Forward Prize.