NEW! A Bursary is available, on a competitive basis, to cover fees and/or accommodation for the Poetry Summer School. This will be awarded after places on the Summer School have been offered.
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.
Prize money for the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize has increased to £5000 plus the invitation to read at Glucksman Ireland House in New York University. 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.
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.