The Shortlist is:
• Nerys Williams, Sound Archive, Seren
• Eoghan Walls, The Salt Harvest, Seren
• Noel Duffy, In the Library of Lost Objects, Ward Wood
• Ailbhe Darcy, Imaginary Menagerie, Bloodaxe
Peter Sirr will adjudicate the award, which is presented annually to the author of the best first collection of poems published by an Irish poet in the previous year.
The dlr Strong Award in partnership with Shine is awarded in memory of Rupert and Eithne Strong and is made possible by the generous support of Shine, the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by mental ill health.
Congratulations to all. See previous interview with Eoghan Walls here.