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Through the cabin window’s haze
we watch the black shadow of our plane
free itself from the undercarriage,
separate, then fall away

— Self-Portrait in the Dark Read more

Colette Bryce © Phylis Christopher 2010

Biography

Colette Bryce is a poet from Derry, Northern Ireland. She has published four poetry collections including The Full Indian Rope Trick (Picador, 2004) and Self-Portrait in the Dark (2008). Her latest, The Whole & Rain-domed Universe (2014), was awarded a Ewart-Biggs Award in memory of Seamus Heaney. Selected Poems, drawing on all her books, is a PBS Special Commendation and winner of the Pigott Prize for Poetry 2018. Colette lives in the north of England where she works as a freelance writer and editor. She received the Cholmondeley Award for poetry in 2010.

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Events

Poets & Players, Manchester

Sat 19 Jan 2019, 2.30pm

Poetry and Music at the Whitworth Art Gallery

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