Congratulations are due to Paula Cunningham (who featured in this month’s Uimhir a Cúig). Her poetry collection Heimlich’s Manoeuvre, published by Smith|Doorstop in 2013, has just been shortlisted for The Shine/Strong Award 2014. The collection was already shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh Best First Collection Prize 2013 and the 2014 Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Full Collection.
The Shine/Strong Award is presented annually for the best first collection of poems published by an Irish poet. The Award will be presented at the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival on Sunday 14th September 2014.