Sunday, June 2, 2013

Anam Cara and Poetry Competition Short List

We are proud and honoured to join in supporting poets at home and abroad. This year’s competition introduced us to new poets who all met a high standard. Out of those, the following poems have been shortlisted for the top prize of a place in Leanne O’Sullivan’s “Lining Our Thoughts: A Poetry Workshop” . Leanne recently launched her third book of poetry The Mining Road (Bloodaxe, 2013).

“Cyclops” – Victoria Kennefick, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

“From A to B” – Grania Mackay, Bunclody, Co. Wexford, Ireland

“The Gypsy Girl” – Caroline Bracken, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

“Late Night in a Cabin on the Head” – Erin Fornoff, Dublin, Ireland

“My Daddy Didn’t Hold Me Down” – Caroline Coyle, Athlone, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

“on arriving” – Sally Rauch, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

“Prospector” – Jose A. Alcantara, Carbondale, Colorado, USA

“Visiting the Dead in Paris” – Amber Decker, Hedgesville, West Virginia, USA

Congratulations to all the poets on the list!

To find out who the winner is and to read the winning poem, check out the Anam Cara web site ( or on Bloomsday, 16th June!

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