Colette Bryce is an Irish poet currently based in the north of England. Her 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). She received the Cholmondeley Award in 2010. The Whole & Rain-domed Universe (2014) was short-listed for the Forward, Costa and Roehampton Poetry Prizes, and winner of a Ewart-Biggs Award in memory of Seamus Heaney. Selected Poems, drawing on all her books, is a PBS Special Commendation 2017. "
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...
Three Picador authors are celebrating after their recent success in the 2010 Authors' Awards.