Thursday, 26 January 2017

Poems For Patience

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust is seeking entries again for its exciting annual poetry competition.

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. 

  • the winner will have her or his poem published and displayed on the Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway as part of the 2017 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, Jane Hirschfield, Michael Longley, Vona Groarke, Tess Gallagher and many more. The poems after exhibition on the Arts Corridor are then displayed in waiting areas throughout Galway University Hospitals.
  • invited to read his or her winning poem at the launch of the 2017 Poems For Patience at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in April 2017.
  • accommodation in Galway if travelling for one night during the 2017 Cúirt International Festival of Literature
  • copy of their poem printed and framed as a Poem for Patience poster
  • asked to submit six poems for consideration to be a Featured Reader at the Over The Edge: Open Reading series in Galway City Library.

  • 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 poems €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 3rd 2017

For further details: Tel: +353 (0)91 544979 Email: 

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