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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 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 special Ewart-Biggs Award in memory of Seamus Heaney. Selected Poems, drawing on all her books, is a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation, Summer 2017. She currently 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

Manchester Literature Festival

16 Oct 2017 8.00pm

Colette Bryce will be reading alongside fellow Irish poet Tara Bergin

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