Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing and launch of the “Heartland” Anthology – 28 Mar

The results of the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing will be broadcast on:

Sunday 28th of March at 3.00 pm.

Community Arts Partnership’s latest poetry anthology for 2021, ‘Heartland’, will be launched at this event. A link to the event will be provided on the CAP website shortly.

CAP is grateful for the support given to us by our principal funder, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and we are especially thankful for the generous and continued endorsement of the Heaney Family,

The Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2021 award offers immense recognition and opportunity to those whose work is under consideration for the title.

Below is the longlist for this year’s award.

  • Frost – Judith Thurley
  • Health and Safety – Jim McElroy
  • Irish Hare – Margaret A. Sands
  • Killunaught – Máirín Uí Cheallaigh
  • Olga Draws the World – Jim McElroy
  • Out of Our Depths – Teresa Kane
  • Retting the Linen – Glen Wilson
  • Sheep Carcass – Jim McElroy
  • The Goldfinch – Sue Steging
  • The Swans – Charlene O’Donnell
  • What’s Left – Colin Hassard

The poets featured in the longlist will be contacted separately and asked to submit a video of themselves reading their longlisted poems.

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