Statement from Kathleen Malone:
“I was beyond elated when I discovered that I had won the Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement, and I felt incredibly proud to represent my school alongside the other pupils whose poems will be featured in the anthology.
This award represents various, positive new beginnings for me, as it was only in the last year that I was introduced to the world of writing poetry. It is a great encouragement, not only for me, but for all young writers in Northern Ireland.
I would also like to offer my congratulations to all the other young poets who have been featured in the anthology, and I give thanks to the Community Arts Partnership for creating incentive, and for supporting young writers in NI.”