Deadline 30th November

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Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry
Competition 2017
 

The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize will have a first prize of €1,000 (approx $1190.63 USD/ £882.80 GBP @ xe.com on 21st September 2017), a week's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and publication in Southword Literary Journal. The MLC will subvent travel costs for the winner up to €600 and provide hotel accommodation and meals for four days during the Cork International Poetry FestivalAt the festival, the winner will be treated to a poetry masterclass with Brian Turner.

There will be a second prize of €500, third prize of €250, and ten runners-up will each have their poems published in Southword and receive Southword’s standard fee of €30.

The final date for receipt of entries is November 30, 2017. 

The judge is Munster Literature Centre Director Patrick Cotter.
Born in Cork in 1963, writer and publisher Patrick has published several chapbooks of his poems including The Misogynist’s Blue Nightmare (Raven Arts Press), A Socialist’s Dozen (Three Spires Press), and The True Story of Aoife and Lir’s Children & other poems (Three Spires Press). His first collection, Perplexed Skin, was published by Arlen Press in 2008. His second collection, Making Music, was published in early 2009 by Three Spires Press.
His translations of the Estonian poet Andres Ehin are collected in the book Moosebeetle Swallow(Southword Editions). His play Beauty and the Stalker was produced at the Granary Theatre, Cork in 2000. In 1984 he was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award. Cotter was runner-up in the Patrick Kavanagh award in 1988 and won the Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry in 2013. He is currently the Director of the Munster Literature Centre.

 

For full details and how to enter visit the Munster Literature website: www.munsterlit.ie