Friday, February 3, 2012

Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition

This is a nice touch - an email to all those commended in a poetry competition which includes details from the judge and friendly encouragement for the future. Well done Munster Literature Centre!

Dear Writers,

We are writing to notify you that your one of your poems has received a commendation in the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition. To view your listing, please visit:

In his blog the competition judge says 'In the end, the top thirteen poems distinguished themselves in different ways. Of the 1700 poems the winning poem really stood out for me, while there was some difficulty in deciding which poems to include in the “highly commended' list and which bubbled just below the surface. I decided to publish a list of 70 commended poems, wishing to reassure many entrants of their achievement ... "

Although we can only publish the top 13 poems, we would like to congratulate you on the commendation and hope it serves to encourage you with your writing. It is certainly an achievement for your work to be distinguished out of 1700 poems.

Wishing you loads of writing inspiration,

The Munster Literature Centre

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