Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets Call for Submissions

Deadline: 30 Apr 2019

Reflecting the changing nature of Irish society, Dedalus Press is pleased to announce a call for submissions for WRITING HOME, an anthology of poems by ‘new Irish’ poets, to be edited by Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi and Pat Boran and scheduled for publication by Dedalus Press in Autumn 2019.

Poets from the ‘new Irish communities’, the ‘hyphenated Irish’, the Irish of mixed cultural, linguistic or ethnic origins, all are very warmly invited to submit … We especially welcome poems in English (or in English translation) that record the changing nature of Irish society and explore some of the differences between as well as the similarities among those who now call Ireland home.

Identity, belonging, ownership, loss, culture and, of course, the complex subject of ‘home’ itself … These are just some of the broad subjects we invite contributors to consider in an anthology that seeks to reassert the importance of poetry in the ongoing discussion about who we are and what we are capable of becoming.

Contributors (who must be over 18 years of age) are invited to send up to 10 pages of poetry for consideration.

Poems may be new and unpublished, or they may be previously published in magazines, journals etc but not in book form. (Poets must not have previously published a book-length collection of their poems in English.

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