Ah, enough maudlin self-pity, and get on with it.
New York, Michigan, Cork in that order. Only two Irish in the ten Commendeds, Mark Ryan from Clare and Padraig Rooney (above) who won Strokestown in 2010 and lives in Der Schweiz.
As usual the Trim Brigade features prominently with Michael Farry, Tom Dredge and Evan Costigan - all wonderful poets - appearing in the list. Peggy Gallagher is in there too and the somewhat-quiet-of-late David Mohan, and Mae Newman and Siobhan Flynn, another Strokestown veteran. The full results are here
Like Titus up in Scotland, I'm struggling with Blogger at the moment and don't appear to be able to answer comments, so apologies if you think I'm ignoring you - I'm not!
And remember, only one week left to submit for Strokestown.