Introductions Series

A series focusing on emerging poets. The Introductions offer an exciting opportunity for talented, emerging poets to showcase their work at a reading and to work with an established, published poet in a workshop environment. Throughout the process the poets will be advised and directed in their work culminating in a reading to a live audience, which will be recorded and published on the Poetry Ireland website. The readings are usually held in early June.

Previous poets selected for the Introduction series include

  • David Wheatley
  • Enda Wyley
  • Matt Kirkham
  • Kevin Kiely
  • Paul Grattan
  • Pat Boran
  • Dave Lordan
  • Nessa O'Mahony

How to apply

Submissions are invited each year. The criteria for entry is poets who have already had poems published in reputable journals and are working towards or have just completed a first collection.

To enter

  • A short biography and covering letter accompanied by a selection of poems is requested.
  • Submissions can be no longer than 10 pages
  • Poems may be previously published or unpublished.
  • Poets submitting must have had a body of work published in journals or magazines.

Submission deadlines for 2014 Introductions Series is Monday 6 January 2014

Applications should be sent to: Introductions, Poetry Ireland, 32 Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Selected applicants are usually informed within two months and, depending on the number of submissions, approximately 12 poets are selected each year.

  • WIS Single Visit Application Form
  • Writers in Libraries Application Form
  • Writers in Residence Application Form
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