IWP Alum Clifton Wins Irish Poetry Award


The 2008 Irish Times Poetry Now Award was presented to Harry Clifton, a former fellow of the International Writing Program, at the DLR Poetry Now International Poetry Festival in Ireland this month.

The judges described Clifton's winning collection, Secular Eden: Paris Notebooks 1994-2004, as "the achievement of several years' work . . . with great profundity to the poems in how they explored ideas".

Clifton participated as a fellow in the International Writing Program at The University of Iowa in 1985, and has lived in Africa, Asia, Italy and France. He has published several collections of poems, including The Liberal Cage, The Desert Route: Selected Poems 1973-1988 and Night Train Through the Brenner. Read more...


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