“Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing.”
James Tate, The Route as Briefed, 1999
This week the incredible Vahni Capildeo will be facilitating a poetry workshop for emerging poets in Poetry Ireland HQ.
The winners of the Trócaire and Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2019 have been announced, see the winners below. Calling all Literature Producers, the International Literature Festival Dublin has a full day planned on the theme of programming literary events.
We are also delighted to announce that we are offering two Mid Career Bursaries in association with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre for a one week residency.
Find out more below, as well as an extensive list of submission, funding and competition opportunities nationwide.
The Amergin Solstice Poetry Gathering Workshops
The Amergin Solstice Poetry Gathering is running a busy programme of workshops over the duration of the festival. Here are a selected few:
Kay Redfield Jamison, the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind, will be facilitating a three day workshop on Creativity and Mental Wellness in the Lakelands Farm Guesthouse. >>More
Niall MacMonagle is running a two-hour Poetry Reading Workshop geared towards the reluctant, uneasy reader of poetry. Traditional and contemporary poems will be explored through the essential themes of structure, music, originality and word power. >>More
Mairtín Veiga is providing a workshop entitled ‘Translating Form: Some Examples from Iberian Poetry’. Looking at the different approaches to the translation of form, the diverse functions of rhyme and repetition, and some of the complexities associated with the translation of tone and ambiguity in poetry. The workshop will be conducted in English. >>More
Winners of Trócaire and Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2019
This annual competition, which is open to published poets, un-published poets, spoken word poets and students, uses poetry to raise awareness about the leading global justice issues of our time. The theme of this year’s competition was “Land is Life”.
Here are the winners of the following categories.
Adult published WINNER:
‘The Kerchief’ by Christine Broe JOINT RUNNERS-UP:
‘Shells’ by Angela T. Carr
‘Genealogy’ by Cliona O’Connell
Adult Non-Published WINNER:
‘Giant Redwood’ by John Donaghy JOINT RUNNER-UP:
‘Runner-up’ Nur/Nora by Jill Kenny
‘Shell-Shocked Land’ by Helen Fallon
Post-Primary Senior WINNER:
‘Tree’ by Jade Moore JOINT RUNNER-UP:
‘Shells’ by Yvonne Farrell
‘Home’ by Hannah Murphy
Post-Primary Junior WINNER:
‘Toy Army Men’ by Alannah Ní Lonnargáin JOINT RUNNER-UP:
‘Morrissey’ by Sinéad O’Reilly
‘The Trees Were Once My Bones’ by Anna Ní Athairne
Primary Senior WINNER:
‘Beo’ by Seán O’Reilly JOINT RUNNER-UP:
‘Echoes’ by Senan Murphy
‘Windows’ by Kiela Cagney
Primary Junior WINNER:
‘Land is Life: Have you noticed the weather getting strange?’ Sarah Williams JOINT RUNNER-UP:
‘Land is Life: Have you been where they’ve been?’ by Carissa Keane
‘Land is Life: He turned on the TV’ by Gwen Barry
The 2019 Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition awards ceremony took place at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, on Wednesday 22 May.
identify ways to increase the ambition and quality of literary events, programmes and tours
look at the role of cross-arts collaborations
find out what audiences and venues want
identify best practices in audience development
identify potential partnerships between artists, producers, venues and festivals
identify all possible funding avenues for new projects and productions
The forum is part of a larger effort to develop a greater culture of live literature programming in Ireland as more opportunities, outlets, venues and funding become available. Whether you’re a writer, publisher, festival director, event producer, funder, librarian or arts administrator, there’ll be something here for you.
Patrick Kavanagh Student Poetry Awards 2019 Deadline: 31 May 2019 >> More
The Bridport Prize 2019 Deadline: 31 May 2019>> More
Gradam Bliantúil Filíochta i gCuimhne ar Mhícheál Ó hAirtnéide 2019 / Michael Hartnett Annual Poetry Deadline: 14 June 2019>> More
Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Deadline: 28 Jun 2019 >> More
Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2019 Deadline: 30 Jun 2019>> More
Wells Festival of Literature’s Open Poetry Competition Deadline: 30 Jun 2019>> More
iYeats International Poetry Competition 2019 Deadline: 3 Jul 2019>> More
Culture Matters Anthology Deadline: 31 Jul 2019 >>MorePoetry on Planes anthology
Poetry on Planes is a project currently in progress, the first in a series of anthologies that will feature the work of 99 poets – both established and emerging – from around the world. Deadline: 1 Sept 2019. >>More
The Flexible Persona Online Journal Deadline: Ongoing>>More
Mid Career Bursary offered by Poetry Ireland in association with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre
Poetry Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig are delighted to jointly offer two fully resourced Poet-in-Residence Bursaries (one week in duration) in 2019 / 2020. This bursary is specifically designed to appeal to mid-career poets. While many schemes exist to support emerging writers, our intention is to focus on poets who have achieved a level of distinction in their field and who need time away from other demands to focus on writing poems. Deadline: 7 June >>More
Willowbrook Creative Writing Retreat, Roscommon
A weekend (28-30 June) of writing workshops and activities facilitated by Angela Peita, Ged Thompson, Tony Cuckson & Bee Smith.
This event will be an intensive weekend of exploring your writing skills and learning new ways to approach your work. This retreat is suitable for creative writing enthusiasts of all levels, from absolute beginners to professional writers. >>More