The Ireland Chair of Poetry Trust is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Student Prize. The Trustees initiated the prize this year in line with their focus on encouraging the writing of poetry within the three Universities who support the Trust. The Trustees, together with the current Ireland Professor of Poetry Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin were delighted to see the level of interest in the prize and commended all those working within the relevant schools and departments of the Universities as well as the students themselves for their remarkable work.
Each student was required to submit a sample of their work, which was examined by the assessment panel.
The Trust have decided to award the following students: Summer Meline (Trinity College), Nidhi Zakaria Eipe (University College Dublin), Marcella Prince (Queen’s University Belfast) and Mícheál McCann (Queen’s University Belfast).
All prize winners have expressed their delight and thanks to the Trust, for the recognition and encouragement that this prize signifies to them.