We are delighted to announce that our incoming poet-in-residence Cahal Dallat has won the Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize 2017. The winners were announced by the Prize Chair, Baroness Floella Benjamin, at the Royal Society of Antiquaries on 24th April. Cahal’s poem ‘Giant’ took first place in the poetry category, fighting off strong competition from a shortlist of talented poets. We are excited to welcome Cahal to Cyprus Well soon and to support him in his next phase of work.
We are also keen to celebrate two other Charles Causley Trust alumni who were honoured on this year’s poetry shortlist. Former poet-in-residence Charlotte Walker was shortlisted for her poem ‘Projection’ and a highly commended winner in our Charles Causley International Poetry Competition 2015, Kirsten Irving, was shortlisted for her poem ‘Kase-Obake’.
We send our further congratulations to all the other shortlisted poets and writers across the categories and look forward to seeing what they all do next in their writing careers.