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The Heel of Bernadette

Colette Bryce

Colette Bryce’s first collection is a book of songs: songs of kinship and desire, Ireland and Spain, of myth and belief. Bryce's sensuous and sinuous verse follows the convoluted lines of fate and political divide, and turns on questions of love and faith – the poet’s relentlessly clarifying sense leaving them strengthened or shaken.

In its insistent music – whatever dark and surreal turns it might take – Bryce’s poetry is ultimately a celebration of singing and of singing out, for its own sake. The Heel of Bernadette announces one of the most unusual and distinctive voices to have emerged from Northern Ireland for a generation.


Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 978033037193301
Published: 07/01/2000

Colette Bryce

Colette Bryce

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.

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