Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Maiden Names" by Martin Dyar shortlisted for Shine/Strong Award

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),
Paula Cunningham Heimlich's Manoeuvre (Smith/Doorstop),
Martin Dyar Maiden Names (Arlen House),
Nicki Griffin Unbelonging (Salmon Poetry)
Jim Maguire 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.


  1. Impressive!

  2. How do I purchase this book?

    1. http://www.kennys.ie/catalogsearch/result/?q=dyar+maiden
      hardback and paperback discounted and with free postage also