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There were walls, bells, passers-by;
a rope, thrown, caught by the sky
and me, young, up and away,
goodbye

— The Full Indian Rope Trick Read more

Colette Bryce © Phylis Christopher 2010

Biography

Colette Bryce is a poet from Derry, Northern Ireland. She has published five poetry collections including The Full Indian Rope Trick (Picador, 2004) and Self-Portrait in the Dark (2008). The Whole & Rain-domed Universe (2014), which draws on her experience of growing up in Derry during the Troubles, was shortlisted for the Costa and Forward prizes and received a Ewart-Biggs Award in memory of Seamus Heaney. Selected Poems (2017) was a PBS Special Commendation and winner of the Pigott Prize for Irish poetry. Colette is the incoming editor of Poetry Ireland Review in 2020. Her new collection, The M Pages, is published by Picador in March.

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New book

The M Pages (Picador)

published March 2020

Colette's new collection is now (un)launched.
Have a listen to the Unlaunched Books
podcast where Colette introduces the book

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