Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Call for Applications for Poetry Now Awards



The Irish Times Poetry Now Award is presented annually to the author of the best collection of poems in English published by an Irish poet in the previous year. Previous winners of the Award include Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Sinéad Morrissey and Dennis O’Driscoll. The Award will be presented at Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival on Saturday the 13th of September. The Award is made possible by the generous support of The Irish Times.

The Shine / Strong Award is presented annually to the author of the best first collection of poems published by an Irish poet in the previous year. Previous winners of the Award include Nerys Williams, Dave Lordan, Peadar Ó hUallaigh, Grace Wells and Michelle O’ Sullivan. The Award will be presented at Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival on Sunday the 14th of September at a reading by the four shortlisted nominees. The Shine / Strong Award is awarded in memory of Rupert and Eithne Strong and is made possible by the generous support of Shine, the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by mental ill health.

The deadline for entry is the 24th of April at 12 noon. No late entries will be accepted.

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