Tuesday, 7 July 2009
POETS CORNER ON THE DART - CALL FOR SUBS
For over 22 years Poets’ Corner has been a regular feature on all DART trains, bringing poetry to the train-going public. To mark the ongoing success of Poets’ Corner, Iarnród Éireann is inviting submissions for a poetry competition.
I had the poem above in Poets' Corner last year (click on it to see it better). I loved the idea of my poem being unleashed on weary commuters and general travellers.
The competition is specifically looking for train related poems so if you have one lurking in your pile of unpublished poems, get it out. Or if you can write to order, get cracking!
Length of poem:
No longer than 19 lines, including line spaces, e.g. four four-line stanzas, 19 lines with no spaces, and so on.
Deadline for entries:
Submissions must be sent by post only to DART Poets’ Corner Competition, P.O. Box No. 16127, Dublin 2 no later than 14 August 2009.
The three winning poems will be awarded a prize of €500 each and they will be displayed on trains and on station platforms for thousands of DART travellers to enjoy.
More on the rules and regs here.