Blackbird

Kate?was invited?to read?to an audience from the Seamus Heaney Centre Summer School at No Alibis Bookshop in Belfast on Thursday 30 June alongside?the judges of this year’s Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for First Collection, Leontia Flynn, Caitriona O Reilly and Paul Batchelor. She?was presented with the generous winning cheque, a fabulous citation and a blackbird lapel badge, which she will treasure.?Next stop, in the fall, a reading (Tom Quinlan lecture)?at the Irish American studies centre at Glucksman House, New York University.blackbird qub by jeffery morgan