Places of Poetry is putting an open call out for poems from Northern Ireland for consideration for an anthology due to be published by Oneworld Publication in 2020, Places of Poetry: Mapping the Nation In Verse.
It comes at the end of a five month project where people have been pinning their poems to an online map – about places that mean something to them. Places of Poetry has been featured on the BBC’s Countryfile and The Today programme. The initial project didn’t include Northern Ireland as it was based on a 17th century poem Poly-Olbion, a 15,000 line poem about England and Wales. But for the anthology, Places of Poetry would like all parts of the UK to be represented.
Please email your poems to firstname.lastname@example.org with Northern Ireland Submission in the subject box. The line limit is 50 lines.
Themes are place, identity and heritage.