Listowel Writers' Week

Irish Poem of the Year 2020


The An Post Irish Book Awards 2020 shortlists have been announced!

We are absolutely delighted to announce the poetry shortlist for the Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year 2020, in association with An Post Irish Book Awards.

Many entries were received again this year for the Irish Poem of the Year 2020 poetry competition, which were anonymously adjudicated by Richard Skinner, Director of the Fiction Programme at the Faber Academy.


The Shortlist

Richard Skinner had the unenviable task of choosing a shortlist of four poems from the many poetry entries that were submitted this year. The four shortlisted poems include:

Terminarch by Jo Burns

Through the Ears of a Fish by Eleanor Hooker

Trisekele by Catherine Ann Cullen

In the Museum of Misremembered Things by Linda McKenna


How to vote for your poem

Voting is now open for the Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year. Click here to register your vote!

The virtual An Post Irish Book Awards takes place on 25th November and will be hosted by RTE’s Evelyn O’Rourke. This event can be also be viewed on RTÉ’s website.

The An Post Irish Book of the Year Awards TV show will air on 10th December on RTÉ One and will be hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan. It will include interviews on location with many of the category winners and reveal the result of the nationwide poll to discover the overall ‘An Post Irish Book of the Year’ winner.

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