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 Collection. The 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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