Creative Writing Student Wins Fish Poetry Prize 2020!

15 May 2020

Congratulations to Peggy McCarthy who has just won the Fish Poetry Prize 2020! Peggy is currently completing her MA in Creative Writing at UCC, and out of almost 2000 entrants we're not surprised that her wonderful poem, 'Father', was chosen.

Peggy's poem has been described by Judge Billy Collins as "a charming and haunting hinge poem, the balanced stanzas devoted to 2 photographs of a father. The poet’s craft and eye for detail act to ground a subject that could turn sentimental in less able hands".


You can read Peggy's poem and find out more about her on the Fish Publishing website:

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