The closing date for the Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust Poetry Competition is the 3rd of March so a bit of time left on that one. The criteria for entry is that poems should no more than 30 lines long and must be the original work of the entrant. Poems that have been previously published are eligible so you can dig out your best ones or what you consider might be suitable. Also you can enter as many times as you like or can afford.
The winner will have his or her poem published and displayed on the Arts Corridor of the hospital as part of the 2017 Poems for Patience. Featured poets have included just about everyone who is anyone and some of the very best. After exhibition on the Arts Corridor the poems will be displayed in the waiting areas throughout Galway University Hospitals.
The winner will be invited to read his or her poem at the launch of the 2017 Poems for Patience at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in April 2017 and will be provided with accommodation in Galway if travelling for one night during the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. They will be given a copy of their poem framed as a Poem for Patience poster.
The entry fee for one poem is €10, for two €15 and for three €22.50, with your contact details on a separate sheet. Payment by postal order or cheque made payable to Galway University Hospital Arts Trust. Send your entries to: Margaret Flannery, Arts Director, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust , Galway University Hospitals, University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway. Further details over on the Poetry Ireland website page under competitions. Check to be sure. Link to the right!
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