2024 Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition

Deadline: 16 Mar 2024

Limerick Writers’ Centre are proud to announce the 2024 Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition. 

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS MIDNIGHT SAT 16th MARCH 2024

The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition was inaugurated in 2012 by the late Barney Sheehan – poetry impresario of the White House Poetry Revival, in honour of the late Limerick poet Desmond O’Grady, who died in 2014. The Limerick Writers’ Centre now run the competition as part of their April is Poetry Month in Limerick festival. The prize winner of this year’s competition will be announced during April 2024 and will be invited to give a reading of his/her work during the 2025 festival.

The judge for this year’s competition is poet and Beckett scholar Arthur Broomfield, who hails from Co Laoise.

Entry is by email to limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com or post to The Limerick Writers’ Centre, c/o The Umbrella Project, 78 O’Connell St., Limerick.

Rules and further info from their website www.limerickwriterscentre.com or Email: limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com