The Ireland Chair of Poetry Trust is delighted to open the call for submissions to a special commemorative anthology featuring the work of emerging Irish and Northern Irish poets.
Edited by the recipients of the 2019 ICOP Student Award — Mícheál McCann, Summer Meline, Marcella L.A. Prince, and Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe — the anthology aims to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Seamus Heaney’s Nobel Prize win, as well as honour the contribution and legacy of the Chairs of Poetry and their peers, among a new generation of poets. Continuing their fine work, as seen in the Poet’s Chair series, UCD Press will publish the anthology in late 2020.
In an effort to celebrate the unique and formative relationships that exist between new writers and their creative mentors, the editors are hopeful this anthology will spark an intergenerational dialogue by bridging established, well-known names in Irish literature with newfound, diverse voices, and illuminate the literary heritage, traditions, themes and resonances unfolding in contemporary Irish and Northern Irish Poetry.
The editors invite new/emerging poets to respond to this call by submitting work inspired by a mentor who has had a tangible impact on their life, work, imagination, themes, style and/or practice. Submissions may take the form of a single poem or a critical essay/reflection. Please ensure to read the submission guidelines fully before submitting.
The submission window is open from Wednesday May 6th and will close at midnight on Monday July 6th.
The submission and eligibility guidelines are available to download on the Ireland Chair of Poetry site by clicking here.