The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies presents a poetry reading with Irish poet Colette Bryce at 4 PM Monday, April 20th in the Hesburgh Library, Rare Books and Special Collections. Colette Bryce joins the Institute as Keough Fellow and Writer in Residence.
Colette was recently awarded a special prize, in memory of Seamus Heaney, for her book The Whole and Rain-domed-Universe by The Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Trust. Speaking for the judges, Oxford Professor Roy Foster stated, "We also decided to award a prize in memory of Seamus Heaney, a good friend to the Prize, whose own work did so much to advance the causes for which it was founded. The strikingly assured, subtle and moving collection of poems by the Derry poet Colette Bryce constitute an utterly appropriate winner for this special award.” (More)
Also recently short listed for the 2014 Costa Poetry Award for her collection The Whole & Rain-domed Universe, Bryce is regarded as a top Irish poet. In nominating her work to the short list, the judges noted her work was “A deft, important collection – lyrical yet grounded, playful but resonant.” Bryce won the Cholmondeley Award in 2010.