Twelve poets selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series 2016

30th March 2016

We’re delighted to announce that the twelve poets selected to participate in this year’s Introductions Series are A. M. Cousins, Maurice Devitt, Ellen Cranitch, Roisin Kelly, Manuela Moser, Evan Costigan, Sophie Meehan, Amanda Bell, Lisa Allen, Padraig Regan, Ben Simmons, and Alvy Carragher.

These emerging poets were chosen by an independent established poet from over 120 applicants. They will participate in a series of workshops on the craft of writing and speaking poetry, and then showcase their work over the course of three cabaret-style evenings during the International Literature Festival Dublin in May. One participant will also read as part of Salon Éire 100 in New York City, an evening of Irish poetry at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts at the Lincoln Center.

We’re delighted to welcome this new series of poets and hope that the Introductions Series will provide them with many new creative opportunities as they launch their promising writing careers.