Introducing poets to the craft of poetry, to the public and to their peers.
Poetry Ireland Introductions Series is a showcase for emerging poets working towards a first collection and with a track record of publication in journals and magazines.
This series offers emerging poets writing in Irish or English a public reading in the Irish Writers’ Centre in May or early June.
Introductions readers are chosen by an independent established poet who will lead a workshop focusing on form and craft.
A second facilitator will lead a workshop/master class focusing on the art of reading/performing poetry in public.
Alumni of the Introductions Series include: Pat Boran, Enda Wyley, Nessa O’Mahony, Dave Lordan, Caoilinn Hughes, Andrew Jamison, Eleanor Hooker, Martin Dyar, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Kerrie O’Brien, Madeline Barnes, Victoria Kennefick and Erin Fornoff.
Submit now! For the 2015 Introductions Series
Deadline: 31st January 2015
Send a short covering letter accompanied by no more than 10 pages of poems.
Poems may be previously published or unpublished.
Poets submitting must ideally have work published in journals and magazines.
Applications should be sent to: Ayoma Bowe, Introductions Series, Poetry Ireland, 32 Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Selected applicants are usually informed within two months and, depending on the number of submissions, approximately 12 poets are selected each year.