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POETRY

Jane Clarke’s first collection, The River, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015 to both public and critical acclaim. In 2016 she won the Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year Award, the Hennessy Literary Award for Poetry and The River was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Literary Award.

“Clear, direct, lovely: Jane Clarke’s voice slips into the Irish tradition with such ease, it is as though she had always been at the heart of it.” ANNE ENRIGHT

Michael Coady lives in Carrick-on-Suir, the town of his birth. Writer, photographer and musician, he was elected to Aosdána in 1998. He has received short story prizes, the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award (1979) and the 2004 O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award. His most recent book from Gallery Press is Given Light which integrates poetry, prose and photographs.

Coady’s writing is principally concerned with the mystery of time, transience and continuity, nding its motifs of individual human destiny, community, mortality and memory in an intimately-known anchorage of place – in his case, that of the lower Suir valley.

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