Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Kate Dempsey Poetry Collection Launch

Kate Dempsey's poetry collection, The Space Between, will be launched in the Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, on Monday 23 November at 6.30pm.

The collection will be officially launched by well-known writer and journalist Gerard Smyth. The publisher is Doire Press.

Kate’s poetry is widely published in Ireland and the UK including Poetry Ireland Review,The Shop, Orbis and Magma. She won The Plough Prize and has been shortlisted for the Hennessy Award for both poetry and fiction. She was selected to read for Poetry Ireland Introductions and Windows Publications Introductions.

She runs the Poetry Divas, a collective of women poets who blur the wobbly boundary between page and stage at events and festivals all over Ireland.

Kate was guest editor for Boyne Berries 14 and conducted a great poetry workshop at this year's Bailieborough Poetry Festival.

The book may be ordered on the Doire Press website here. Free P&P worldwide for all Doire Press books. And Christmas is just around the corner...

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Boyne Berries 1916 Issue Submission Details

'Freedom' Jack B. Yeats
From Orla Fay, the editor of Boyne Berries:

The submission period for Boyne Berries 19, which will be a special issue commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Rising, will open on Sunday, 15th November 2015 and close on Sunday, 03rd January, 2016. The magazine will  be published in late March of 2016.
What does 1916 mean to you now? Can you picture life one hundred years ago? Is romantic Ireland dead and gone? What would those figures, those celebrated heroes of our past make of Ireland today if they could step out from the shadows? Is this a time to truly reflect? I don't want to put words in your mouth but I'd love to know what you think, what you feel, what you imagine...
I am keen to read work from writers in the Meath area but national and international submissions are also welcome.
Send up to 3 poems per poetry submission. Poems should be no more than 40 lines long. Fiction and prose submissions should be no more than 1500 words. Please use Times New Roman 12 and single spacing. Please include a short biographical note about yourself. Submissions should be placed in the body of the email and attached as a word document attachment. Submit to orla.a.fay@gmail.com only.
Submissions which fail to adhere to the above criteria will be ignored.