Poetry Award Winners List 1971 – 2015

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1971–1979

1971
Sean Clarkin
Wexford based poet his book Without Frenzy was published in 1974.
1973
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
Dublin based poet and critic. Her poetry books include Acts and Monuments (1973), Site of Ambush (1975), The Second Voyage (1977), Cork (1981), The Rose Geranium (1981), The Magdalene Sermon (1989), The Brazen Serpent (1994), The Girl Who Married the Reindeer (2001) and Selected Poems (2008).
1974
Paul Durcan
Dublin based poet, who is a member of Aosdána. His books include Endsville [with Brian Lynch] (1967), O Westport in the Light of Asia Minor (1975), Sam’s Cross (1978), Teresa’s Bar (1976), Jesus, Break his Fall (1980), Ark of the North (1982), The Selected Paul Durcan edited by Edna Longley (1982), Jumping the Train Tracks with Angela (1983), The Berlin Wall Café (1985), Going Home to Russia (1987), In the Land of Punt (with Gene Lambert 1989), Jesus and Angela (1998), Daddy, Daddy (1990); Crazy About Women (1991), A Snail in My Prime: New and Selected Poems, (1993), Give Me Your Hand (1994), Christmas Day (1997), Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil (1999), Cries of an Irish Caveman (2001), The Art of Life ( 2004) and The Laugher of Mothers (2007), Life Is a Dream: 40 Years Reading Poems 1967–2007 (2009).
1975
John Ennis
Waterford based poet- his books include Night on Hibernia (1976), Dolmen Hill (1977), A Drink of Spring (1979), The Burren Days (1985), Arboretum (1990), In a Greener Shade (1991), Down in the Deeper Helicon (1994), Telling the Bees (1995), Selected Poems (1996), Tráithníní (2000) and Near St Mullins (2002).
1976
Aidan Carl Matthews
Dublin based poet,author and playwright. His poetry books include Windfalls (1977), Minding Ruth (1983); and According to the Small Hours (1998). His plays are The Diamond Body, Entrance, Exit and Communion.His story collections are Adventures in a Bathyscope (1988), and Lipstick on the Host (1992) and his novel, Muesli at Midnight (1990).
1977
Thomas McCarthy
Cork based poet and Aosdána member. His poetry works include The First Convention (1978), The Sorrow Garden1 (1981), The Non-Aligned Storyteller (1984), Seven Winters in Paris (1989), The Lost Province (1996) Mr Dineen’s Careful Parade: New and Selected Poems (1999), and Merchant Prince (2005). His novels are Without Power (1990), Asya and Christine (1993) and The Garden of Remembrances (1998), New Island Books, Dublin.
1978
Rory Brennan
Dublin based poet his works include The Sea on Fire (1978), The Walking Wounded (1985), and The Old in Raphallo (1996).
1979
Michael Coady
Carrick-on-Suir based poet and member of Aosdána his books include Two for a Woman. Three for a Man (1980) Oven Lane (1987). All Souls (1998) and One Another (2003).
1980–1989

1980
Nuala Archer
Cleveland based poet her books include Whale on the Line (1981), Two Shores:Poems by Medbh McGuckian and Nuala Archer (1989), The Hour of Pan/Amá (1992), From a Mobile Home (1995).
1981
Harry Clifton
Dublin based poet and novelist is a member of Aosdána. His poetry books include he Walls of Carthage (1977), Office of the Salt Merchant (1979), Comparative Lives (1982), The Liberal Cage(1988), Night Train through the Brenner (T1996), The Desert Route Selected Poems 1973–1988 (1992), God in France (2003); and Secular Eden: Paris Notebooks, 1994–2004 (2007). His novels include On the Spine of Italy (1999)and collected stories Berkeley’s Telephone (2000).
1982
Peter Sirr
Dublin based poet who is a member Aosdána. His books include Marginal Zones (1984); Talk, Talk (1987), Ways of Falling (1991), The Ledger of Fruitful Exchange (2000), Nonetheless (2004) Selected Poems 1982–2004 (2004) and The Thing Is (2009).
1983
Greg Delanty
Vermont based poet his cooks include Cast in the Fire (1986), * Southward (1992), American Wake (1995), The Hellbox (1998), The Blind Stitch (2002), Collected Poems 1986–2006 (2006) and The Ship of Birth (2007).
1984
Tom O’Malley
Navan based poet his poetry book is Journey Backward (1988).
1985
Roz Cowman
Cork based poet her collection is The Goose Herd (1989).
1986
Padraig Rooney
His poetry hooks are in the Bonsai Garden (1988) and The Escape Artist (2006) His novel is Oasis (1982).
1987
Anthony Glavin (decd 2006) was a Poet and Music professor. His poetry book The Wrong Side of the Alps was published in 1989.
1988
Angela Greene (decd.) was a poet whose poetry book Silence and the Blue Night was published in 1993.
1989
Pat Boran
Dublin based poet and author, who is a member of Aosdána. His poetry books includes The Unwound Clock (1990), History and Promise (1990), Familiar Things (1993), The Shape of Water (1996), As the Hand, the Glove (2001) and New and Selected Poems (2007) His prose nooks are All the Way from China (1998), Strange Bedfellows (1991,)A Short History of Dublin (2000) and The Portable Creative Writing Workshop (2005).

1990–1999

1990
Sinéad Morrissey
Belfast based poet. Her books include There Was Fire in Vancouver (1996), Between Here and There (2001), The State of the Prisons (2005), and Through the Square Window (2009).
1991
Sheila O’Hagan
Dublin based poet. Her works include Peacock’s Eye (1992), The Troubled House (1995) and Along the Liffey: Poems & Short Stories (2009).
1992
Aine Millar
Dublin based poet. Her collection Goldfish in a Baby Bath was published in 1994.
1993
Conor O’Callaghan
Manchester based poet. His poetry books include The History of Rain (1993), Seatown (1999), Fiction (2005) and the novel Red Mist: Roy Keane and the Football Civil War (2004).
1994
Celia de Fréine
Dublin based poet and dramatist who writes primarily in the Irish language. Her poetry book in English is Scarecrows at Newtownards (2005) and her poetry collections in Irish are Faoi Chabáistí is Ríonacha (Of Cabbages and Queens) (2001) and Fiacha Fola (Blood Debts) (2004). Her plays include Nara Turas é in Aistear (That the journey may not have been in vain (2000), Anraith Neantóige (Nettle Soup) (2004) and Cóirín na dTonn (Corinne of the Waves) (2004).
1995
William Wall
Cork based poet and author. His poetry books are Mathematics And Other Poems (1997 and Fahrenheit Says Nothing To Me (2004) His novels include Alice Falling 2000), Minding Children (2001), The Map of Tenderness (2003) and This Is The Country (2005). His shorty story collection is No Paradiso (2006).
1996
Bill Tinley
Maynooth based poet his book is Grace (2001).
1997
Fr. Michael McCarthy
Durham based priest and poet. His book Birds’ Nests and Other Poems was published in 2003.
1998
Carmel Fitzsimons
London based poet.
1999
Eibhlin nic Eochaidh
Leitrim based poet.
2000–2009

2000
Joseph Woods
Dublin based poet and Director of Poetry Ireland. His books are Sailing to Hokkaido (2001), Bearings (2005) and was co-editor of Our Shared Japan (2007).
2001
Ann Leahy
Dublin based her collection is The Woman who Lived Her Life Backwards (2008).
2002
Alice Lyons
Roscommon based, poet and artist, her collection is Staircase Poems (2006).
2003
Manus McManus
2004
Joseph Horgan
Cork based poet His book is Slipping Letters Beneath the Sea (2008).
2005
Dave Lordan
Cork based his poetry collections are The Boy in the Ring (2008) and Invitation to a Sacrifice (2010).
2006
Enda Coyle-Greene
Skerries based poet her first collection Snow Negatives was published in 2007.
2007
Conor Carville
Reading based poet.
2008
Geraldine Mitchell
Mayo based poet her first collection World Without Maps was published in 2011.
2009
Martin Dyar
Dublin and Mayo based poet.
2010–2015

2010
Connie Roberts, a Co. Offaly native, emigrated to the United States in 1983.
2011
Helena Nolan
Kilkenny-born, working in Dublin.
2012
Caoilinn Hughes
Galway-born poet and novelist, currently completing a PhD at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.
2013
Rafiq Kathwari, lives in Omeath, Co. Louth.
He was born in Kashmir and spent most of his adult life in the U.S.
2014
John Fitzgerald lives in Co, Cork and is the Librarian at University College Cork.
2015
John Mee lives in Cork and lectures law at University College Cork.

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