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Kathleen McCracken reads her winning poem ‘Chironomy’ at the Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy (audio)

Kathleen McCracken, winner of the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2019, reads her winning poem, ‘Chironomy’ at the Seamus Heaney Homeplace in Bellaghy. Cheironomy (or Chironomy) is a form of music conducting, typically with choral music and choral groups (choirs), where the use of hand gestures directs musical performance (from Wikipedia). copyright information: The… Continue Reading

Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing – Hall of Fame

Each year, Community Arts Partnership publishes an anthology of new writing from poets across Northern Ireland. This will also be CAP’s twentieth anthology, and submissions have been open since 10th September 2019 Anyone living in Northern Ireland is eligible to make a submission for the anthology by following the guidelines on the website. The submissions… Continue Reading

Kathleen McCracken, winner of the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing speaks to the Monthly – Part 2

part one of this interview is here How did you end up in Northern Ireland? In 1989 I received a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship to study at University College, Dublin. This allowed me to undertake research into Irish poetry and the visual arts. I was interested in how and why… Continue Reading

The Winner of the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2019 is: Kathleen McCracken

Congratulations to Kathleen McCracken for winning the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2019! Kathleen won the award for her poem Chironomy and was presented with the award by Conor Shields and one of the judges Maria McManus. The Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2019 was a ‘blind judging’ process (no names were known… Continue Reading

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