A message from Stephen de Búrca, runner-up in the Seamus Heaney Awards for New Writing 2022

“I am absolutely thrilled for my poem to have been runner-up this year. It’s a competition I’ve always kept an eye out for and this year was the first year entering after moving to Belfast last September. It has given me the priceless encouragement to crack on with my first collection and with my PhD at Queen’s.”

Stephen de Búrca, March 2022

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