Polly Atkin poem shortlisted for Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Prize

6 February 2017 - 12:02pm

Polly Atkin poem shortlisted for Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Prize

6 February 2017 - 12:02pm

Poet Polly Atkin’s ‘Hope Cove’, one of the poems in her soon-to-be released debut collection, Basic Nest Architecture, has been shortlisted for the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize 2017.

Judge Mary Noonan read over 2,200 entries before selecting the shortlist, and the poems selected will be published in an upcoming issue of Southward. You can see the full list of prize-winners and shortlisted poems on the Munster Literature Centre website.

Polly’s debut Basic Nest Architecture is publishing on 27 February, and is available to pre-order now from our website (£9.99). The collection follows Polly’s Mslexia Prize-winning pamphlet, Shadow Dispatches, and her Michael Marks nominated Bone Song. Atkin has already built up a loyal readership for her complex, intelligent, densely metaphorical lyrics, often inspired by the beauties of the Lake District where she has made her home for a decade.