Two Limerick poets in line for award

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Edward O'Dwyer will publish his first full collection of work next year
TWO Limerick based poets have been nominated for the prestigious Forward Prize for Poetry in London which carries a £10,000 prize.

TWO Limerick based poets have been nominated for the prestigious Forward Prize for Poetry in London which carries a £10,000 prize.

Edward O’Dwyer, currently studying at Mary Immaculate College, and Dublin born Teri Murray, who has lived in Limerick for 10 years, have both been shortlisted for the award.

Edward, who will have his first full collection published from Salmon Poetry next year, has been making a name for himself ever since he started reading at the weekly poetry event in the White House in Limerick. His work has been published in journals all over the world and the nominated poem ‘Loud as War’ was first published in Revival Literary Journal No. 26 last February. Teri Murray is a seasoned poet with five collections to her credit. Her latest, from Revival Press, is called Where The Dhagda Dances.

“Since I came to Limerick I have really blossomed as a poet, everyone has been so supportive of my work. I’m absolutely delighted with the nomination.”