Bryce, Colette

Colette Bryce
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Colette Bryce was born in Derry in 1970.

Her collections are The Heel of Bernadette (London, Picador, 2000); The Full Indian Rope Trick (Picador, 2004), which was short-listed for the TS Eliot Award; The Observations of Aleksandr Svetlov (London, Donut Press, 2007); Self-Portrait in the Dark (Picador Poetry, 2008), which was short-listed for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award; and The Whole and Rain-Domed Universe (Picador Poetry, 2014), which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize.

She has received several awards for her books, including an Eric Gregory Award in 1995, the Aldeburg Best First Collection Prize (2000), and the Strong Award. For individual poems she has won the National Poetry Competition (2003) and the Academi Cardiff International (2007). She received the Cholmondeley Award in 2010.

She lived in London for many years before moving to Scotland in 2002 where she held the fellowship in Creative Writing at the University of Dundee. She then moved to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2005 when she was appointed to the North East Literary Fellowship. She now divides her time between there and London in her work as a freelance writer and editor of Poetry London.

Colette Bryce at Poetry London
Colette Bryce at The National Library of Ireland