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2018 Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Summer School 

The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry offers an intensive week of creative practice in the Poetry Summer School which this year runs from 2nd - 6th July 2018. 

Places are limited to 12 and interested applicants should send a sample of their work (4 poems) to the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, School of English, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN by emailing ( by Friday 2nd March, 2018 at the latest.

Successful applicants (over 18s only) will be informed within the week. Submissions of work may be emailed or posted. The fee for the summer school is £600 (includes lunch and snacks).

Any queries, please contact 


The Launch of Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets

The Launch of Gerald Dawe's Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets will take place on the 28th of February at No Alibis Bookstore at 6.30pm.  

The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets offers a fascinating introduction to Irish poetry from the seventeenth century to the present. The book is comprised of thirty chapters written by critics, leading scholars and poets, who bring an authoritative and accessible understanding to their subjects. Each chapter gives an overview of a poet's work and guides the general reader through the wider cultural, historical and comparative contexts. Read more. 


Poetry First Collection Prize 2018

Supported by Glucksman Ireland House in New York and awarded each year to the best First Collection published in the previous calendar year. To apply, see information and application form

Digital Archive


Poetry Audio Library

Louis MacNeice Conference Digital Archive

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