CAP launched its Poetry In Motion Community 2022-2023 anthology, Compass, on Sunday 30th April at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy.
At the event, there were introductions from CAP’s CEO, Conor Shields, LaVA Coordinator, Shelley Tracey and from the Head of Community Arts & Education at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Patricia Lavery. They were followed by readings from the poets on the Longlist, before the announcement of the Runner Up and the Winner of the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2023.
After weeks of discussion between the judges, it was decided that this year’s winner is:
Sue Steging for her poem ‘Four Stories About (The Same) Crows’!
The Runner Up of the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2023 was announced as:
Marion Clarke for her poem ‘Cracks’.
Congratulations to the winner, Sue Steging and runner up, Marion Clarke as well as the longlist and shortlist poets, and all the poets who submitted their work to this year’s anthology! Thank you to Shelley Tracey, Patricia Lavery, representing the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and all the poets and attendees who came up to Bellaghy and who made the event so enjoyable!
Keep an eye out in the Weekly and Monthly over the next few weeks for more about the this year’s Poetry in Motion Community anthology and Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2023.