Adrian Rice

Northern Irish poet Adrian Rice lives in Hickory, North Carolina. Muck Island is housed in The Tate Gallery. The Mason’s Tongue was shortlisted for the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Literary Prize, nominated for the Irish Times Prize for Poetry, and translated in Hungarian by Thomas Kabdebo (A Komuves Nyelve). Selections of his poetry and prose appear in both The Belfast Anthology and The Ulster Anthology (Blackstaff Press). Hickory Station was nominated for the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry, and a poem from Hickory Station, “Breath”, was a Pushcart Prize nomination, and a Guardian ‘Poem of the Week’. Adrian’s poems are also included in Arlen House/Syracuse University Press’s, Open-Eyed, Full-Throated: An Anthology of American/Irish Poets, and in Crossing the Rift: North Carolina Poets on 9/11 & Its Aftermath (Press 53). His latest book is The Strange Estate: New & Selected Poems 1986-2017, and The Chances of Harm is due Fall 2024 (Press 53). Adrian is a Senior Lecturer at Appalachian State University.