An exciting new international poetry competition, in memory of well loved Cork poet Greg O'Donoghue, has just been announced by the Munster Literature Centre. Do these people ever rest? Clearly not, lucky for us.
The Munster Literature Centre is pleased to announce a new international poetry prize for single poem, named in honour of a late Irish poet long associated with the Centre. The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize will have a first prize of €1,000 (on 1 October 2009 approx. US$1400 or UK£900) and publication in Southword Literary Journal. The winner will have the opportunity to travel to Cork, Ireland in February 2010 to receive their winnings and read their poem at the opening of the Cork Spring Literature Festival. The MLC will subvent travel costs for the winner up to €600 and provide hotel accommodation and meals for three days during the festival. There will be a second prize of €500, third prize of €250, and ten runners-up will each have their poems published in Southword and receive Southword's standard fee of €30.
Entry details here.