Poetry Prize 2015

Call to all poets and publishers.  If you have a first collection that was published between 1 January to 31 December 2014 then it is eligible to enter the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry's Prize for First Full Collection 2015.  More information here. 

Previous winners are Sian Hughes, The Missing (2010), Katherine Towers, The Floating Man (2011), Rachael Boast, Sidereal (2012), Sarah Jackson, Pelt (2013) and Tara Bergin, This is Yarrow (2014).

Deadline for entries is Monday 20 April, 2015.

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Summer School 2015

If spending a week totally immersed in writing and understanding poetry sounds like just your thing then you might consider the Poetry Summer School at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry.  This year the course is running 22-26 June.  For more information on the Summer School and how to apply see here.

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Mural of Heaney's Last Words

A mural of Seamus Heaney's last words has appeared in Dubin. As Heaney's son explained at the funeral; "His last few words in a text message he wrote to my mother minutes before he passed away were in his beloved Latin and they read – noli timere." A Dublin artist going by the name Maser painted the translated message on a gable end in Dublin's Richmond Street.

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