Applications are now open for the 2016 Introductions Series, which will offer poets in the early stages of their careers, writing in Irish or English, the opportunity to showcase their work through workshops and performance.
In 2016 the poets selected for the Introductions Series will participate in two workshops/master classes. The first workshop is focused on form and craft, the second on the art of reading/performing poetry in public.
These workshops will culminate in a number of public readings during the International Literature Festival Dublin, with one participant flown to New York to read as part of Salon Éire 100, an evening of Irish poetry at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts at the Lincoln Center.
Veterans of the Introductions Series include: Pat Boran, Enda Wyley, Nessa O’Mahony, Dave Lordan, Caoilinn Hughes, Andrew Jamison, Eleanor Hooker, Martin Dyar, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Kerrie O’Brien, Madeline Barnes, Victoria Kennefick, and Erin Fornoff. Several poets have subsequently been published by Dedalus Press, the Gallery Press, Salmon Poetry, Carcanet Press, and have won numerous prizes and awards.
Friday 29 January 2016