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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

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Colette Bryce © Phylis Christopher 2010


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 PBS Special Commendation and winner of the Pigott Prize for Irish Poetry 2017. 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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St Mungo's Mirrorball, Glasgow

Thur 13 Dec 2018, 7pm

Poetry reading with Glasgow poets network

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