Saturday, February 15, 2014

New Pigott Poetry Prize

Listowel Festival have just announced  the creation of the Pigott Poetry Prize for books of poetry written by Irish writers.

The Prize is for a book of poetry by an Irish Poet published between 1st January 2013 and 28th February 2014. There will be an  award prize of €5,000 for the winner which will be presented at the opening Ceremony on the 28th May 2014.

The Pigott Poetry Prize is supported by industrialist and philanthropist Mr. Mark Pigott KBE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PACCAR Inc who said “It is a blessing to be able to support this wonderful literary award and recognize the leading poets of Ireland. My family originated from Listowel and emigrated to the US in the late 1890’s. We are very pleased to support the arts and sciences in Ireland and look forward to many years of recognizing these very talented Irish poets.”

All books of poetry must be submitted to Listowel Writers’ Week before the 1st April 2014 and will be adjudicated by journalist and reviewer John Boland and renowned Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

For full details of this New Poetry Prize – Click Here.

There are only two weeks left to enter the rest of the Listowel competitions, closing date is 1st March 2014.

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