Kilkenny County Council Arts Office is delighted to announce their annual call out for submissions for the twenty second issue of the very popular KILKENNY POETRY BROADSHEET. The aim of the publication is to give Kilkenny writers, born or based in Kilkenny City and County, a platform for their work. We are thrilled to have Elaine Feeney as this year’s editor. Last year 50 writers answered the call out for submissions, sending in 90 poems for consideration. Twelve poems, by eleven poets, were selected by Editor Jessica Traynor for publication and a further thirteen poets were shortlisted.
Following publication, the Broadsheet is available free throughout the city and county via the library branches and other venues.
Closing date for receipt of submissions is no later than 4pm on Friday 1st April 2022.
Elaine Feeney lectures at The National University of Ireland, Galway, where she is also a founding member of the Tuam Oral History Project. She has published three poetry collections including The Radio was Gospel & Rise. Feeney wrote the award-winning drama WRoNGHEADED commissioned by the Liz Roche Company. Her novel As You Were won the 2021 Dalkey Book Festival’s Emerging Writer Prize, The Kate O’ Brien Prize and The Society of Authors’ McKitterick Prize. It was nominated for Irish Novel of the Year, shortlisted for the Rathbones-Folio Prize and featured in many Best of 2020 lists, including The Telegraph, Sunday Times, Evening Standard, Telegraph, Guardian & Observer. Feeney was chosen by the Observer as a top debut novelist for 2020.
For details on how to submit work to the Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet visit the Kilkenny County Council Arts website at: https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/services/arts/news