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Strokestown poetry prize




strokestown poetry prize

The photographs are a trail of illuminations, like a novel with no plot, just images, of sun and sea, a cliff-edge with a single poppy, or purple thistle-heads; a tale of rock, yacht, flower, cliff, pub garden, a fishing-boat drifting between jagged chalk-stacks while out.
Rain cleans the streets nightly, and in the early mornings, every roof hosts convocations of jackdaws.
A plastic plug lies on the tile, no longer wiring the TV to the wall.
No one very famous has ever come from Strokestown, although a witty, brilliant local drains inspector gave his name to its hotel - The Percy French.The lid drifted down, exuding a breath of mothballs while she studied the red boots of the woman in the photos, her boots so bright she seemed to float, red boots gliding three inches at least, or the breadth of a hand, above the pavement.By December, its as if the world were dead: to flight the darkness seems unthinkable.Those boots red against grey, an unknown woman in boots striding along with a clickety click.Results, all three winning entries will be published in The Woolf December 2018 issue.Rushing Wounds 3rd place:.C.Touch is what I want your soft fingers, that trail at a pace that I imagine you imagine as yourself drawing the limits of the skin, just half solid, you outside moving in, and me pulled to be all surface, mirrored, still as the whole.Winners will be announced on 1 December.With each whine-whirr, it stretches my flesh, then lets go again; the sensation as strange as a pinned and needled leg.Strokestown Park House (which, since the demise of Olive, had become a museum owned by a local garage) threw open its doors, lit the fires, and in flooded the poets - known and unknown, Irish and English, political satirists, flowing-haired Irish-speakers - like the stoats.His books include In The Bonsai Garden which won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry in 1986, The Escape Artist which won the Poetry Business Competition in 2005 and The Fever Wards, published by Salt in 2010.The Ascendancy of Snowflakes, the Cold, the Cramped Snowflake.Together with other concerned townspeople, budget car rental weekly discount code he set about finding ways to make Strokestown a magnet, first for outsiders, for businesses, and finally for its own progeny.
All entrants will be notified in advance via email with the results.
Around 25 of poets were local to Switzerland, and we had entries from across Europe, from the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.




Allen Of Baking and Blackbirds You can read the judges report and see the list on our 2017 Short Story page.This is one of the widest roads in Ireland, and the last incumbent of the big house, Olive Hales-Pakenham-Mahon, used to park haphazardly in the middle.It leaks from me, drops into a plastic bottle.every issue of The Woolf follows a theme.Wir verwenden Cookies, um Inhalte zu personalisieren, Werbeanzeigen maßzuschneidern und zu messen sowie die Sicherheit unserer Nutzer zu erhöhen.Strokestown in Co Roscommon is one such small country town.September flips a trip switch in my head and daily living seems less feasible; in winter I awaken to the dread.

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My breasts are funneled into plastic cups.
2018 Poetry Competition Longlist, announced 1st October, thank you to all who entered our inaugural poetry competition!


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