Poetry Award

 

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2015 Rules

For a First Unpublished Collection of Poems in English
The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000.

The award is for an unpublished collection of poems in English and is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland. Manuscripts accepted for publication shall be eligible ONLY if the resulting collection of poems is NOT published before the judges’ decision is announced.

No previous outright winner shall be eligible to enter again.

The collection of poems in English must be original and consist of 20 poems. Individual poems should not be more than 40 lines.

The only works eligible are unpublished or magazine published work. Entrants should not list the magazines where poems have been published or the prizes they have won as this might allow an entrant to be identified.

Two typed copies of the collection must be submitted with an entry form.

The author’s name should appear only on the entry form below and not on the typed copies.

The Patrick Kavanagh Society does not return manuscripts entered.

The adjudicator is Brian Lynch: www.brianlynch.org. His decision is final. He cannot enter into correspondence with entrants re their submission.

Patrick Kavanagh Society reserves the right to arrange with the poet a reading from their award winning entry at the Annual Kavanagh Commemoration at Inniskeen on the weekend beginning 25 September 2015.

The entry fee is €25/£25 and should be made payable to The Patrick Kavanagh Society.
Closing date for entries is Friday 24th July 2015.

Rules and Entry Form – Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2015

Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend & Poetry Awards 2014

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2014 Winner

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The winner of the 2014 Poetry Prize is John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald is a graduate of University College Cork (BA in English and Philosophy, 1983), University College Dublin and the University of Wales at Aberystwyth. Following some time working as an IT specialist in the private sector in Ireland and the UK, and as a librarian at Trinity College Dublin, he became University Librarian at University College Cork in 1996, where he also currently holds overall responsibility for the Cork University Press.  He started to write poetry four years ago and has just begun to publish his work. John has also been shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Wirting Award 2015 and is a Jury member for the Poem for Ireland campaign launched recently by RTE. He lives with his family on a farm in Lissarda, County Cork.

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2014 – Results

Name

Address

Title of Collection

Winner:

John Fitzgerald,

Carrigdarrery House ,Lissarda, Co. Cork.

Leaving My Husband

Runner-ups:

Dylan Brennan

Cholula, Mexico

Blood Oranges

Tess Sheridan -Adams

Orchard Cott, Mynthurst, Leigh,Surrey, England RH2 8QD

Fragmented

Breda Wall Ryan

6, Wyndham Park, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Portraits an Other Poems

Special Commendation:

Simon Lewis

Whirlpool, Crossneen,Carlow.

Jewtown

Jane Robinson,

Glentanar, Torquay Road, Dublin 18.

Beyond Books

Highly Commended

John Mee

18, St. Joseph’s Park, The Lough, Cork.

Salvage

Tom Cooney,

36, The Rise, Boden Park, Rathfarnham,

The Harrow’s Teeth

Stephen Sexton,

Merrgoviton Plaza, Adelaide St. Belfast

Oils.

Paul McMahon,

Lisnalurg House, Bundoran Rd., Sligo

The Girl with Drowned Sailors in her eyes.

Derek Coyle

34, Centaur House, Centaur St. Sligo

Inside the Outside (Poems for A)

Brian Kirk

116, Floraville Ave., Clondalkin, Dublin

After the Fall

Elaine Gaston

14, Kemp Park, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim

Walking to Marconi’s

Angela T, Carr

8, Sarsfield St., Dublin 7.

Six Years of Winter

Michael Casey

Sandycove, Dunlaoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Straight as a Die.

Kevin B. Clancy

Douglas Road, Cork.

Borders

Tory Campbell

Barnett’s Road,Belfast.

Entomology

Lena Cronin

Evergreen St., Cork

Light and Rain.

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2014 Rules.

For a First Unpublished Collection of Poems in English

1. The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000.

2. The award is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland. Manuscripts accepted for publication shall be eligible ONLY if the resulting collection of poems is NOT published before the judges’ decision is announced.

3. No previous outright winner shall be eligible to enter again.

4. The collection of poems in English must be original and consist of 20 poems. Individual poems should not be more than 40 lines.

5. The only works eligible are unpublished or magazine published work.

6. Two typed copies of the collection must be submitted with an entry form.

7. The author’s name should appear only on the entry form below and not on the typed copies.

8. The Patrick Kavanagh Society does not return manuscripts entered.

9 The adjudicator is Brian Lynch www.brianlynch.org. His decision is final.

Patrick Kavanagh Society reserves the right to arrange with the poet a reading from their award winning poetry at the Annual Kavanagh Commemoration at Inniskeen on Friday 26th September 2014.

The entry fee is €25/£25 and should be made payable to The Patrick Kavanagh Societ Society.

Closing date for entries is Friday 25th July 2014.

Download the rules and Entry Form For the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2014 >>

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2014

The Annual Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award will be announced during the Patrick Kavanagh Weekend which takes place from 26th – 28th of September 2014.

Closing date for entries is Friday 25th July 2014.

Closing date for entries to the Junior Schools Poetry Competition is Friday 30th May 2014.

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2013 Winner

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The winner of the 2013 Poetry Prize is Rafiq Kathwari

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Rafiq Kathwari lives in Omeath, Co. Louth. He graduated from the University of Kashmir in 1969.

In 1978 he was awarded an M.A. in Political Science from the New University in New York. He also has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Most of his working life has been spent with Ethan Allen, a large manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings based in the United States.

He has also worked as photojournalist. He has published poems in print and online in the USA, Ireland and Asia.

Click here to view “In Conversation with Rafiq Kathwari”

2nd Place:

John Fitzgerald, Carrigdarrery House, Lissarda, Co. Cork.

Joint 3rd:

Christopher Hayden, Coolfancy, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.

Breda Wall Ryan, 6, Wyndham Park, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2013

Highly Commended.

Jane Clarke, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow.
Jaki McCarrick, Carrick Road, Dundalk.
Michael J. Whelan, Oldbawn, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
J. Roycroft, Monastery Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
Angela T. Carr, Sarsfield Street, Dublin 7.
Kate Dempsey, Carton Demesne, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Kate O’Shea, Ongar, Dublin 15.
Elaine Gaston, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, BT 54 6LE.
Jessica Traynor, Ballybough Road, Dublin 3.
Niamh Boyce, Ballylinen, Athy, Co. Kildare.
Philip Cummins, Birdhill, Drumconrath, Navan, Co. Meath.

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2013

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES TO THE COMPETITION
Extended to Monday 5th August 2013.

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for a first unpublished collection of poems in English is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland.
The award is now in its 41st year. Previous winners include Eileán Ni Chuilleanáin, Paul Durcan, Thomas McCarthy,
Peter Sirr, Sinead Morrissey, Conor O’Callaghan, Celia de Freine and Joseph Woods.

The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000.

Closing date for entries has been extended to Monday 5th August 2013. The Award will be presented on Friday 27th September at the opening of the Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend in Inniskeen.

Rules and entry form from the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen:
Tel. 00353(0)429378560, Fax 00353(0)429378855
E-mail: infoatpkc@eircom.net
www.patrickkavanaghcountry.com

The Patrick Kavanagh Student Poetry Award 2013

Closing Date for entry to the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2013 for second level students,
Friday, 31st May 2013

This year the Patrick Kavanagh Centre is organising this award which in previous years was organised by Co. Monaghan V.E.C. It is open to students of second-level schools in Counties Armagh, Cavan, Fermanagh, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, and Tyrone.

Details, rules of the competition and entry-forms are available from the
Patrick Kavanagh Centre.
Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday, 31st May 2013.

Presentation of this year’s certificates and prizes will be on Sunday 29th September 2013 in the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen. Winning schools will be given good notice of same.
(The annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend takes place in Inniskeen, Co Monaghan from Friday, 27th to Sunday, 29th September 2013.

For further information and entry form please contact the Patrick Kavanagh Centre on 00353 (0) 42 9378560.
E-mail: infoatpkc@eircom.net
www.patrickkavanaghcountry.com

Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2012

Caoilinn HughesWinner

Caoilinn Hughes
Galway born now living in
Wellington, N.Z.

Title

‘Gathering Evidence’

Joint Runner up:

Eve Power
Ferrybank,
Waterford

Title

‘Bibliochasm’

Joint Runner up:

Melissa Diem
Donabate,.
Co. Dublin.

Title

‘This is what happeneD

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