Listowel Writers' Week Poem of the Year

Shortlist 2022

Martina Dalton

Wedding Dress

Martina Dalton lives in Tramore, County Waterford. Her poems have been published widely including Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Stinging Fly, Crannóg, Skylight 47, Channel, The Honest Ulsterman, The Waxed Lemon, The Cormorant, The Stony Thursday Book, Washing Windows Too (Arlen House), Local Wonders, and Romance Options (both from Dedalus Press). In 2019 she was selected for the Words Ireland National Mentoring Programme. In 2021 She was shortlisted for the Julian Lennon Prize for Poetry, won third prize in the Red Line Festival Poetry Competition, and second prize in the Waterford Poetry Prize.

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Paul McMahon

Jim McElroy

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