Comórtas Uí Néill
Call for entries for bilingual poetry
Filíochta an Choirnéil Eoghain Uí Néill
Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge is delighted
to announce that entries are currently being accepted for the
bilingual Gaeilge/Gàidhlig poetry competition, Comórtas
Filíochta an Choirnéil Eoghain Uí Néill,
which is now in its seventh year.
The competition finale will be held in Dublin on Friday, 11th
April 2014 in the intimate setting of Cois Teallaigh, 46 Kildare
Street in Dublin 2, where the winner of the poetry competition
will be announced.
A prize fund of €500 as well as the Corn Uí Néill
trophy will be presented to the successful poet on the night.
The winner of this year's Corn Uí Néill competition
will be in the company of highly talented poets in the Irish
language and Scottish Gaelic literary scene. Previous winners
include: Philip Cummings; Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuígh;
Máire Wren; Proinsias Mac a'Bhaird; Tadhg Ó Dúshláine
and Niall Gordon.
The competition is free to enter but applicants are requested
to read the rules prior to submitting any entries. Entrants are
invited to submit up to three poems each before the closing date
on Wednesday 19th March 2014.
The competition is a bilingual competition open to entries in
the Irish language or in Scottish Gaelic but entrants must also
include an English language translation of all poems submitted.
The shortlist for Comórtas Uí Néill will
be announced before the end of March 2014.
Application forms and rules of Comórtas Filíochta
an Choirnéil Eoghain Uí Néill can be downloaded
at: Comórtas Uí Néill.
TED SLADE AWARD WINNER 2014
Patricia Oxley - Acumen
Jim Bennett of Poetry
Kit said "Patricia Oxley has been
at the forefront of poetry publishing for many
years editing the magazine Acumen and organising
the Torbay Festival of Poetry. Her work has helped to give
voice to many poets and presented good poetry to a wide audience
magazine and annual Festival. We are pleased that she is now
a recipient of the Ted Slade Award as Ted was
always keen to highlight and promote poetry publishing
and Acumen has always been seen as an example of excellence.”
White House Poerty
Every Wednesday evening at The White House bar in Glentworth Street.
Admission is free and there is free
PLATFORM AT Tigh Filí Arts Centre
Mac Curtain Street, Cork
OPEN MIKE POETRY
TUESDAY @ 8pm : Admission FREE
Glen of Aherlow, 29
Emmet Road Kilmainham
Featuring, special guests, open mike, recordings, & video's
Buses, 78A, 51A, 51B & 51C stop at the door (from
Aston Quay). Also the Red Line Tram stops nearby at Suir
Read your work, catch up on the gossip and hear what's going down!
KINVARA POETRY NIGHT
2nd Monday Every Month
GREEN’S BAR, KINVARA
Coffee House, Abbeygate Steet,
The Fiction Clinic with Susan Millar DuMars.
Fee: 8 Euro per session (6 Euro concession) for details 087-9428540
Dublin Poetry Revival
VENUE: The Left Bank (behind the Oliver St John Gogarty's
Bar, Fleet St;)
DATE: Every Tuesday night
TIME: 7.30p.m. ‘til 10.30p.m. Open Mic for everyone so come along!! For
more info contact Gerry Mc Namara at firstname.lastname@example.org
120 St Stephen's Green,
The Edge March Writers' Gathering at The Kitchen @ The Museum
Over The Edge March Writers' Gathering presents readings by visiting
and Galway poets. Christopher Locke, Enda Coyle Greene,
Alan Jude Moore, Bernie Crawford, Kevin O'Shea & Marie Cadden
will read their work at The Kitchen @ The Museum, Spanish Arch,
Galway on Friday, March 14th, 8pm.
Christopher Locke was born in Laconia, New Hampshire in 1968.
He is the author of the poetry collections How To Burn (Adastra
Press, 1995), Slipping Under Diamond Light (Clamp Down Press,
2002), Possessed (Editor's Choice Award, Main Street Rag Press,
2005), The Temple of Many Hands (Dead Drunk Dublin Press, 2010),
End of American Magic (Salmon Poetry, 2010), Waiting
For Grace & Other
Poems (Turning Point, 2013) and the memoir Can I Say (Kattywompus
Press, 2013). Billy Collins says Locke's poetry will have you "helplessly
Enda Coyle-Greene was born in Dublin where she still lives.
She has published widely in journals and anthologies in Ireland
and elsewhere and is also a frequent contributor on RTE radio.
The manuscript of her first collection poems, Snow Negatives,
won the Patrick Kavanagh award in 2006 and was published by the
Dedalus Press the following year. Her second collection, Map
of the Last, also from Dedalus, was published in 2013.
Alan Jude Moore is the author of four collections of poetry:
Black State Cars (Salmon Publishing, 2004), Lost
Poetry, 2008), Strasbourg (Salmon Poetry, 2010) and Zinger (Salmon
Poetry, 2013). Widely published in Ireland and abroad, he has
read at venues around the world including The Troubadour Club
(London), Riflessidiversi (Umbria, Italy), The Nabokov Museum
(St. Petersburg), The Henry Miller Memorial Library (California)
and the Istanbul International Poetry Festival (Turkey). He is
co-editor of the online literary magazine The Burning Bush 2.
He lives in Dublin.
Bernie Crawford won the 2013 Galway Rape Crisis Centre Poetry
competition, judged by Clare Daly TD and Kevin Higgins. Bernie
is one of the editors of the Skylight 47 poetry paper, probably
Ireland's most interesting poetry publication.
Kevin O'Shea won the 2012 Cúirt New Writing Prize for
Poetry. His first collection of poetry, The Art of Non-Fishing,
was published by Doire Press in 2012. Kevin is one of the editors
of Skylight 47.
Marie Cadden won the 2011 Cúirt New Writing Prize for
Poetry. Her satirical poem, 'Mammogram', is a contemporary classic.
She is an editor of Skylight 47.
There is no entrance fee. All welcome. For further information
Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing generous
financial support of Galway City Council & The Arts Council. http://overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.com
GROUP WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
Salthill Active Retirement Association (S.A.R.A) Writers'
Group would welcome new members.
When? Thursdays 10.30---12.30.
The group meets fortnightly.
Where? Meeting Room, Salthill Church
University Hospitals Arts Trust is
seeking entries again for its exciting annual poetry competition.
CRITERIA: poems entered in the competition should be no
more than 30 lines long. They must be the original work of
the entrant. Poems previously published in magazines or poetry
collections are eligible. Multiple entries are accepted;
poets can enter as many poems as they wish.
The winner will have her or his poem published and
displayed on the Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway
of the 2014 Poems For Patience. Poems For Patience is a long
running series which over the past decade has featured poems
by leading Irish and international poets such as Seamus Heaney,
Philip Schultz, Michael Longley, Vona Groarke, Jane Hirschfield,
Tess Gallagher and many more.The poems after exhibition on
the Arts Corridor are then displayed in waiting areas throughout
Galway University Hospitals.
* the winner will be invited to read her
of his winning poem at the launch of the 2014 Poems For
Patience at the Cúirt
International Festival of Literature in April 2014.
winner will be provided with accommodation in Galway for
one night during the 2014 Cúirt International
Festival of Literature
* the winner will be given a copy of
their poem printed as a Poems for Patience poster
* the winner
will be asked to submit six poems for consideration for a
Featured Reader at the Over
The Edge: Open Reading
series in Galway City Library.
ENTRY FEE: to enter one
poem the fee is €10. If you
enter two or more poems the entry fee is €7.50 per poem
i.e. to enter two poems it costs €15, to enter three €22.50
and so on. Payment should be made by cheque or postal order
payable to Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust.
Entries should be sent by post to Margaret Flannery, Arts
Director, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust, Galway
University Hospitals, University Hospital, Newcastle Road,
Galway. Do not put your name on the poems; please include
your contact details on a separate sheet.
THE CLOSING DATE is Friday, March 7th 2014.
THE JUDGE: The
competition judge is Kevin Higgins. Kevin Higgins is Writer-in-Residence
with Galway University Hospitals
Arts Trust. He facilitates poetry workshops at Galway Arts
Centre; teaches creative writing at Galway Technical Institute
and on the Brothers of Charity Away With Words programme.
He is the poetry critic of the Galway Advertiser. Kevin is
co-organiser of Over The Edge literary events. His first
collection of poems The Boy With No Face was published by
Salmon in February 2005 and was short-listed for the 2006
Strong Award. His second collection, Time Gentlemen, Please,was
published in March 2008 by Salmon. His work also features
in the anthology Identity Parade - New British and Irish
Poets (Ed Roddy Lumsden, Bloodaxe, 2010). Frightening New
Furniture is his third collection of poems and was published
in 2010 by Salmon Poetry. Mentioning The War, a collection
of his essays and reviews was published by Salmon this April.
Kevin has read his work at most of the major literary festivals
in Ireland and at Arts Council and Culture Ireland supported
poetry events in Kansas City, USA (2006), Los Angeles, USA
(2007), London, UK (2007), New York, USA (2008), Athens,
Greece (2008); St. Louis, USA (2008), Chicago, USA (2009),
Denver, USA (2010), Washington D.C (2011), Huntington, West
Virginia, USA (2011), Geelong, Australia (2011), Canberra,
Australia (2011), St. Louis, Missouri (2013), Boston, Massachusetts
(2013) & Amherst, Massachusetts (2013). His poetry has
been translated into Greek, Spanish, Italian, Japanese & Portuguese.
Kevin's fourth collection of poetry, The Ghost In The Lobby,
will be published by Salmon Poetry in 2014.
Online Poetry Workshop
with Kevin Higgins
Starting in very early April, Over The Edge is offering
aspiring poets worldwide a ten week online poetry workshop
with poet Kevin Higgins, whose best-selling first collection,
The Boy With No Face, published by Salmon Poetry, was short-listed
for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by
an Irish poet. Kevin's second collection of poems, Time
Gentlemen, Please, was published in 2008 by Salmon Poetry
and his poetry is discussed in The Cambridge Introduction
to Modern Irish Poetry. His third collection Frightening
New Furniture was published in 2010 by Salmon and his work
also appears in the generation defining anthology Identity
Parade -New British and Irish Poets (Ed. Roddy Lumsden,
Bloodaxe, 2010) and in The Hundred Years' War: modern war
poems (Ed. Neil Astley, Bloodaxe, April 2014). A collection
of Kevin's essays and book reviews, Mentioning The War,
was published by Salmon Poetry in 2012. Kevin's poetry
has been translated into Greek, Spanish, Turkish, Italian,
Japanese & Portuguese. His next collection of poetry,
The Ghost in The Lobby, is published in February 2014,
also by Salmon.
Each of the ten weeks Kevin will email participants a poetry
writing exercise for the following week and participants
will submit one of their poems to Kevin for constructive
criticism. Kevin will work with participants on making
each of their poems the best possible poem it can be.
Kevin is a highly experienced workshop facilitator and
several of his students have gone on to achieve publication
success. He has facilitated poetry workshops at Galway
Arts Centre for the past ten years. One of his workshop
participants at won the prestigious Hennessy Award for
New Irish Poetry, two have won the Cúirt New Writing
Prize, and another the Cúirt Poetry Grand Slam,
while several have published collections of their poems
with reputable publishers. Kevin is also co-organiser of
the successful Over The Edge: Open Reading series which
specialises in promoting new writers.
The workshop will run for ten weeks, commencing Wednesday
April 2nd. The cost to participants is €110. There
are no refunds. The workshop will be conducted in English
YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE NOW