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Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award

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Kate Dempsey

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Deadline: Friday 26th July 2013

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award is for a first unpublished collection
of poems in English by an Irish poet. The award is now in its 42nd year.

Open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland.

Prize: The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000.

There used to be prizes for second and third. Damn the recession! Second and third get glory and a photo op.

The Award will be presented on Friday 27th September 2012 at the opening of the Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend in Inniskeen.

Judge is Brian Lynch again so I’d suggest that if you had a collection that got nowhere before, the exact same collection may get nowhere again. So tweak it.

The collection of poems in English must be original and consist of 20 poems.
Individual poems should not be more than 40 lines.

Click here to see the rules

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