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Several Deer Wins the Seamus Heaney Prize for Best First Collection

Posted on July 04 2017

Several Deer by Adam Crothers (Carcanet) has been awarded the Seamus Heaney Prize for Best First CollectionThe shortlist for this year’s Prize included:

Claire Askew, This Changes Things (Bloodaxe)
Adam Crothers, Several Deer (Carcanet)
Em Strang, Bird-Woman (Shearsman Books)
Rebecca Watts, The Met Office Advises Caution (Carcanet)
Alex Wong, Poems without Irony (Carcanet)

The winner was announced during the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Summer School, 26-30 June 2017 and awarded £5,000. Adam Crothers has also been invited to read at Glucksman Ireland House at New York University for the annual Tom Quinlan Lecture in Poetry.

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