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Heel of Bernadette

$9.99

$9.99

This is a first collection from a young voice from Northern Ireland. Her poems are lyrical and rhythmic with a good ear for language. There is the woman who feels sick as she prepares a turkey for Christmas dinner; the boys who sit on a wall outside the court of the Bulger trial; the telephone that is `a hair' between lovers.Accessible, moving poetry from an interesting new voice.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743283790
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 01/03/2000
  • Category: Literature & literary studies / Poetry
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Price: $9.99
This is a first collection from a young voice from Northern Ireland. Her poems are lyrical and rhythmic with a good ear for language. There is the woman who feels sick as she prepares a turkey for Christmas dinner; the boys who sit on a wall outside the court of the Bulger trial; the telephone that is `a hair' between lovers.Accessible, moving poetry from an interesting new voice.

Author Information

Colette Bryce was born in Derry in 1970, and has lived in England, Spain and Scotland. Her first collection, The Heel of Bernadette(2000), won the Aldeburgh Prize for best first collection and the inaugural Eithne Strong award in Ireland. She was also awarded first prize in the 2003 National Poetry Competition.