Poetry Book Society Special Commendation Summer 2017
Selected Poems draws together the best of Colette Bryce's highly acclaimed and prize-winning collections; including The Heel of Bernadette (2000), winner of the Aldeburgh Prize, The Full Indian Rope Trick (2004), short-listed for the T. S. Eliot Prize and The Whole & Rain-domed Universe, shortlisted for the Forward Prize and winner of the Ewart-Biggs Prize.
Moving from the melodic to the political, from the humorous to the nostalgic, Bryce's poetry explores home, escape, family and childhood. Her Selected Poems is a perfect compilation of her most impressive work and the perfect introduction to one of poetry's most lyrical voices.
Colette Bryce is an Irish poet currently based in the North East of England. Her previous collections with Picador include The Heel of Bernadette (2000), winner of the Aldeburgh Prize, The Full Indian Rope Trick (2004), short-listed for the T S Eliot Prize, and Self-Portrait in the Dark (2008). From 2009 to 2013 she was Poetry Editor for Poetry London. She received the Cholmondeley Award for her poetry in 2010.