Poetry Ireland Introductions Series 2014

Each year, Poetry Ireland – the national organisation for the promotion of poetry, in both the Republic and N. Ireland – selects 12 emerging poets for their Introductions Series.

The Introductions series mentors new writing talent, providing the opportunity to workshop poetry with an established, published poet and perform work to a live audience at a showcase, hosted by Poetry Ireland; the showcase is recorded and published on the Poetry Ireland web-site.

It’s been the launchpad for many a literary career – well, today, I got the call…

I’m in!

*more dancing around kitchen*

I submitted a selection of poems, back at the beginning of January, and had pretty much forgotten about it, when I saw a missed call on my phone earlier today. I called the number back, heard a woman say, Poetry Ireland – held my breath – then, the magic words.

I’m now looking forward to meeting the other selected poets at the workshop with our mystery literary mentor next month; the official Poetry Ireland Introductions readings will take place in Dublin, around the 20th / 21st May – details to follow.

Pop it in the diary and enjoy the poets from last year’s Introductions series, while I celebrate with a nice cup of tea and a Mikado.

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