Culture Matters is assembling an anthology of poetry from Ireland exploring themes relevant to working-class life, politics, communities and culture. They are seeking poems relevant to and rooted in the lives and concerns of Irish working women and men, including of course rural workers, students and children, precariously employed and the unemployed. Culture Matters welcomes writing in both Irish and English. On completion, the anthology will be available in e-book and print form from Culture Matters. The approach to what constitutes such political poetry is broad. It encompasses protest poetry on public, political issues, but it would also include a broad range of personal and public themes with a political dimension – the environment, gender issues, class-based themes, ethnic, language and Traveller topics, to name just a few possible examples.
If you would like to be part of this pioneering project, please send up to 3 poems to Jenny Farrell at firstname.lastname@example.org, by 31st July 2019. If poems have already been published online or in print anthologies, please state where and when. A brief bio and any images you may have in mind to accompany your submission/s are also welcome. Please include the poem(s) and your name, address, and contact details.