poetry clips: Tom French 

Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

Tom French read at the 2016 John Hewitt International Summer School as part of a Gallery Goes event, alongside Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and the late Ciaran Carson. 

Tom was awarded the inaugural Ted McNulty Prize. His first collection Touching the Bones (Gallery Press, 2001) was awarded the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, 2002. The Gallery Press has also published The Fire Step (2009), Midnightstown (2014), The Way to Work (2016), The Last Straw (2018, Irish Times/Poetry Now Award shortlist), and The Sea Field.

He is the recipient of the 2015 Dermot Healy International Poetry Prize and the 2016 O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. Tom lives with his family in County Meath, where he works for the County Library Service.

poetry clips

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Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

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The John Hewitt Society provides opportunities for individuals across Northern Ireland to explore issues of difference and identity through literature and creative writing. 

 Inspired by the ideals and ideas of the poet and political writer John Hewitt, The Society was established in 1987 to promote Hewitt’s ethos of utilising literature and the arts as a medium for tackling prejudice, exclusive concepts of identity, and sectarian hostility.

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