Congratulations to Arlen House author Martin Dyar whose debut poetry collection, Maiden Names, has been shortlisted for the Shine/Strong Award.
The shortlist for the Shine/Strong Poetry Award 2014 is:
Tara Bergin This is Yarrow (Carcanet),
Cunningham Heimlich's Manoeuvre (Smith/Doorstop),
Martin Dyar Maiden Names (Arlen House),
Griffin Unbelonging (Salmon Poetry)
Music Field (Poetry Salzburg).
The Shine/Strong Award
is presented annually to the author of the best first collection of poems
published by an Irish poet in the previous year. The Shine/Strong Award is
presented in memory of Rupert and Eithne Strong and is made possible by the
generous support of Shine, the national organisation dedicated to upholding the
rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by mental ill health. The
Award will be presented at the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival on Sunday 14th
September 2014. Our judge for this year's award is Mary Shine Thompson.