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I was born between the Creggan and the Bogside
to the sounds of crowds and smashing glass,
by the river Foyle with its suicides and rip tides.
I thought that city was nothing less
than the whole and rain-domed universe.

— The Whole & Rain-domed Universe 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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Events

Mountain to Sea Festival

Sun 29 March 1.30pm

Colette Bryce & Jackie Kay
chaired by Niall MacMonagle

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