Listowel Writers' Week Poem of the Year

Shortlist 2022

Jim McElroy

Unmaking His Chair

2019: selected for Poetry Ireland Introductions, second prize at the Bridport Poetry Prize, Individual Artist Award by Arts Council NI. 2020: winner of the Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award. 2021: winner of Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing and the Poetry Business International Book and Pamphlet Competition. 2022: joint winner of Mairtín Crawford Poetry Award.

Shortlisted for the Rialto Pamphlet Award, Gutter Edwin Morgan Prize, Bridport Poetry Prize, Cúirt New Writing Prize, Gregory O’ Donoghue International Poetry Competition, runner-up in the Fingal Poetry Prize, nominated for Pushcart and Forward prizes. His award winning pamphlet, We Are The Weather, is published by Smith|Doorstop.

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Paul McMahon

Martina Dalton

Michael Longley


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