A testament to creativity and resillience – the response to the Poetry Day Competition 2020 has been outstanding. The talent, poetic ability and standard of all those who entered gave the judges a difficult job indeed.
We are delighted to announce the winning and highly commended poems for each category below.
You can listen to Judge Nuala Watt’s comments on the wonderful poems from the Adult Category here.
Caroline Bracken reads her poem ‘It is time: Dublin City Speaks During the Lockdown’ – you can listen here
Trevor Conway reads his poem ‘Marrow’ – you can listen to it here
Anne Conway reads her poem ‘On Monday I Ate’ – you can listen to it here
Thank you so much to everyone who took part and well done to all! We are very much looking forward to announcing further news on this year’s celebrations, so please look out for updates on the dedicated Facebook page here
Thanks also to our wonderful judges Nuala Watt, Summer Meline and Orla Grant-Donoghue, and Niamh DIllon of the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital for organising the Poetry Day celebrations in such unusual times.