Poetry Ireland launches a new anthology featuring the very best of Ireland’s emerging poets.

24th October 2022

Poetry Ireland is delighted to announce the launch of Sparks of the Everyday: Poetry Ireland Introductions 2022. This anthology features the very best of Ireland's emerging poets for 2022, as chosen by Anthony Anaxagorou, award-winning poet, essayist, publisher, and poetry educator, along with renowned Irish-language poet Aifric Mac Aodha.

The anthology marks the culmination of Introductions 2022 and the dedicated Irish language strand Céadlínte Éigse Éireann 2022 whereby emerging poets were chosen from a huge number of applicants to take part in a series of workshops with award-winning poets Anthony Anaxagorou, Jessica Traynor, Annemarie Ní Churreáin and Aifric Mac Aodha, and a performance workshop with Ciara Ní E. The selected poets went on to perform their work at an Introductions | Céadlínte showcase at the International Literature Festival Dublin 2022.

Each poet is featured in the anthology by two of their poems and an insightful prose piece on poetry, on life, or on the overlap between poetry and life.

Sparks of the Everyday: Poetry Ireland Introductions 2022 features Róisín Leggett Bohan, Meg Mulcahy, Pádraig Ó Cuinneagáin, Helen Fallon, Karson Lafferty, Caitríona Lane, K.S. Moore, Charles Lang, Art Ó Súilleabháin, Patrick Hopkins, Amy Abdullah Barry, Brian Ó Tiomáin, Phil Kingston, Jess McKinney, and HK Ní Shioradáin.

Cover image from a work by the artist Geraldine O'Neill.

Sparks of the Everyday: Poetry Ireland Introductions 2022 is now available for free on Amazon Kindle from Monday 24 – Friday 28 October inclusive. 
From Saturday 29 October it will remain free for Kindle unlimited subscribers and €0.99c to all other purchasers.

Media information: Clare O’Sullivan, Communications Manager, Poetry Ireland | comms@poetryireland.ie | + 353 87 9624548

Poetry Ireland gratefully acknowledges the support of its principal funders The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.