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John F. Deane wins Inaugural Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize

February 21, 2010

Congratulations to John F. Deane, winner of the Inaugural Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize, which has just been announced at this year’s Cork Spring Literary Festival. The prize, dedicated to the memory of the well-known Cork poet who died in 2005 was awarded to Deane for his poem ‘Shoemaker’. Deane received the first prize of €1,000 and the poem will be published in the next issue of Southward, a literary journal published by the Munster Literature Centre.

Deane, who has published five collections of poetry as well as founding Poetry Ireland, the Poetry Ireland Review and the Dedalus Press, is no stranger to prizes. He has won the O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry, the Marten Toonder Award for Literature and poetry prizes from Italy and Romania. Collections have been shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot prize and The Irish Times Poetry Now Award, while in 2007, the French Government honoured him by making him “Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres”.

John F. Deane reads from his work alongside Czech poet Sylva Fischerová and Scottish poet and novelist John Burnside at dlr Poetry Now 2010 on Sunday 28th March at 4.00pm.