Friday, October 5, 2012

Cork Spring Poetry Festival 2013

I am very excited to have sent to the printers the brochure for the 2013 Cork Spring Poetry Festival. You can be the first to view a web version by clicking here (2.2mb).
The line up includes readings by 34 poets.  Among the headliners are Carolyn Forché from the USA, Gwyneth Lewis from Wales, Karen Solie from Canada, Håken Sandell from Sweden. Nine countries are represented. There will be discussions with the poets after many of the readings. There will be workshops including masterclasses with Forche and Lewis, a craft talk with Karen Solie and a video showing thirty poets each reading a poem from festivals past.

You have two chances of being on this line-up.

First chance:  win the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize.

Second chance: If you are a poet with a track record of publication in periodicals but have not yet published a first, full-length collection, you can apply for one of up to five "Prebooked" reading slots. You will have the opportunity to read three poems of 40 lines or under.

You must have at least two magazine publishing credits. Submit three poems with a biographical note. Submissions will be accepted by email before January 8th to

Submissions must have the subject heading "Prebooked Poetry Reading 2013".
The list of chosen poets will be posted on by January 20th and later on