Poetry Ireland’s Introductions Series aims to encourage excellence in the craft of poetry, while raising the profile of talented, emerging poets.
Applications are now open for the 2017 Introductions Series, which will offer poets in the early stages of their careers, writing in Irish or English, the opportunity to showcase theirwork through workshops and performance.
In 2017 the poets selected for the Introductions Series will participate in two workshops/master classes. The first workshop is focused on form and craft, the second on the art of reading/performing poetry in public.
These workshops will culminate in a number of public readings during the International Literature Festival Dublin.
Veterans of the Introductions Series include: Caoilinn Hughes, Andrew Jamison, Eleanor Hooker, Martin Dyar, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Kerrie O’Brien, Jane Clarke, Victoria Kennefick, Erin Fornoff, Alvy Carragher, Kate Dempsey, Stephen Connolly, and Stephen Sexton. Introductions poets have subsequently been published by Dedalus Press, the Gallery Press, Salmon Poetry, Doire Press and Carcanet Press, and their work has gone on to win numerous awards, including the Rooney Prize, the Michael Hartnett Award, and acknowledgement at the Irish Book Awards.
Interested poets should submit their work to be considered for selection for the 2017 Introduction Series. Applicants are required to submit:
A short biography and covering letter.
A selection of published or unpublished poems (no more than 10 pages in total).
Note: Submitting poets should ideally have had work published in established journals and magazines. Applications are facilitated by an independent, established assessor. Selected applicants are usually informed within four weeks and, depending on the number of submissions, approximately 12 poets are selected each year.
Applications should be sent to: Introduction Series, Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1
Application Deadline: Friday 17 February 2017 Link here