Sunday, 9 October 2011

Gregory O'Donoghue Prize 2012

Patrick Cotter

The 2012 Gregory O'Donoghue Prize is now open for business, courtesy of those very diligent people at Munster Lit in Cork. The judge this year is Patrick Cotter, poet, translator, publisher and Director of the Munster Literature Centre.
Patrick's own poetry is witty, sexy and, frankly, brainy. That's not to say he will pick a poem like that as winner but I'm just saying. Potential entrants could do worse than read a couple of his collections to see what he writes. To tune in, as it were. His site is here.
1st Prize €1000, publication in Southword and a trip to Cork.
2nd Prize €500 and publication in Southword.
3rd Prize €250 and publication in Southword.
Ten runners-up to be published in Southword and receive €30 publication fee. Deadline Sunday 18th December 2011.
More here.


Emerging Writer said...

I got to see Patrick reading last Friday at the Irish Writers Centre. Very impressed with him. My kind of poet.
The audience was very small though. They should call it 'Out To Lunch' again.


Glad you got to hear him read, Kate.

Very hard to attract a lunchtime audience, sadly.