Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Well done to the ten shortlisted poets. The poems were judged completely anonymously by Michael Farry and I. I read all 220 poems entered. It was difficult in the end to reach a top 10. Thanks to Frances Browne, Boyne Writers Secretary, for all her work.
Trim Poetry Competition Shortlist 2019
The Ortolan Eater by Ruth Quinlan
Camera Lesson by Frank Farrelly
Lost Mornings by Eamon McGuinness
The Obstetrician's Waiting Room by Catriona Clutterbuck
Scattering the Fieldfares by Glen Wilson
Hefenfelth by Maria Isakova Bennett
Shadow Mirror by K.S. Moore
Riptide by Amanda Bell
Eastern Ghouta by Patrick Lodge
Hansheen's Gardens by Patrick Deeley
The shortlisted poets have been invited to attend on Saturday 16 March at 5 pm to read their shortlisted poem. The winner will then be announced. This event will take place in The Castle Arch Hotel. The competition result and readings will be followed by readings from The Bulls Arse Writing Group, Navan, and The Meath Writers' Circle. Poets Ron Carey and Enda Wyley will then read from 8 pm onwards. More information can be found here
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
I'm delighted to share a preview of the cover design for Boyne Berries 25, by Rory O'Sullivan, with you. This cover is an homage to the cover of issue 1, 2007, by Greg Hastings. The magazine will launch on 15th March at 7.30 pm in The Castle Arch Hotel.