Thursday, November 02, 2006

Iggy McGovern wins Glen Dimplex New Writer Award for poetry

Dedalus poet Iggy McGovern, whose debut collection The King of Suburbia was first published in November 2005 and reprinted early in 2006, has won the inaugural Glen Dimplex New Writer Award for poetry. The King of Suburbia has already received glowing reviews, both in Ireland and further afield. "[S]o long as the poems are as snazzy, and sharply focused, and ingeniously rhymed as Iggy McGovern's one-pagers in The King of Suburbia, we can't complain," wrote James J McAuley in The Irish Times, setting the tone for the reviews that followed.
To read or listen to excerpts from the book, or to order a copy direct from the Dedalus Press, visit Iggy McGovern's page on the Dedalus website here.