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The competition is specifically looking for train related poems so if you have one lurking in your pile of unpublished poems, get it out.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.

Prize:
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.

4 comments:

Uiscebot said...

Nice one for the heads up Nuala. Will check out the link. And congrats on being 500 yoyos richer. You can get the burped on clothes drycleaned now!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Hi C
When I got a poem there it wasn't a comp - my agent got my poem placed there to coincide with my appearance at the Poetry Now Festival in Dun Laoghaire. I was meant to get paid, but never did! Bummer...

I go around like a scack these days because of the baby puke. These clothes ain't worth dry cleaning.

Good luck with it!

Liz said...

Love the idea of the dart poets' corner and how cool is that seeing your poem in place there on the train. Nice one, Nuala!

re: the baba...bet she is growing like anything...any more pics of her : )

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Hi Liz
She's piling on the pounds, healthy as a trout. My new Facebook profile piccie is of Juno if you want to check that out!
N x