Colette Bryce is an Irish poet currently based in the North East of England. Her previous collections with Picador include The Heel of Bernadette (2000), winner of the Aldeburgh Prize, The Full Indian Rope Trick (2004), short-listed for the T S Eliot Prize, and Self-Portrait in the Dark (2008). From 2009 to 2013 she was Poetry Editor for Poetry London. She received the Cholmondeley Award for her poetry in 2010.
From Heaney to Wilde, read poems from some of our favourite Irish writers.
Colette Bryce has been awarded a special prize in memory of Seamus Heaney as part of the the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Prize for her collection The Whole and Rain-domed-Universe.
I collect poems about tea but I’d gladly make a special exception and add this poem about coffee. I love the way the repeated sounds in the poem intertwine and mirror the bird building a nest...
I find poems sparked by artworks fascinating, particularly when they give a new perspective on pieces I know a little already. This poem, then, is a thrilling combination for me – a poet I admire writing about the work of an artist who intrigues me. Bourgeois’ art is...
The Forward Prizes were founded in 1992 and have been recognised as making the reputations of winning and shortlisted poets. They are awarded to are awarded annually for the best collection, best first collection, and best single poem.
Three Picador authors are celebrating after their recent success in the 2010 Authors' Awards.