Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Frances Browne Multilingual Poety Prize, 2009!

(NB: If you're reading this on Facebook, the original post is from my blog) Got a brilliant surprise in the post today - a beautiful cut Derryveagh Crystal award for finishing as runner-up in the Frances Browne Multilingual Poety Prize, 2009, run by the Finn Valley Voice newspaper in Donegal! The poem that came up trumps was "Address to a Nintendo DS". Ivan Knox was first with "An Auld Man Lived at Ballin-a-glack", and Wilson Burgess was third with "Dassah Daley". Thanks to Celine McGlynn, and Pauline Holland too (who read my poem at the event, I had a family commitment which meant I wasn't able to be there). I can't wait to tell Charlie wen he gets home from school!