Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust is seeking entries again for its exciting annual poetry competition. Poems entered in the competition should be no more than 30 lines long. They must be the original work of the entrant. Poems previously published in magazines or poetry collections are eligible. Multiple entries are accepted; poets can enter as many poems as they wish.  The closing date is Friday, 7 March 2014.

Entry fee: to enter one poem the fee is €10. If you enter two or more poems the entry fee is €7.50 per poem i.e. to enter two poems it costs €15, to enter three €22.50 and so on.

Payment should be made by cheque or postal order payable to Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust.

Entries should be sent by post to Margaret Flannery, Arts Director, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust, Galway University Hospitals, University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway. Do not put your name on the poems; please include your contact details on a separate sheet.

The judge: The competition judge is Kevin Higgins. Kevin Higgins is Writer-in-Residence with Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust. He facilitates poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre; teaches creative writing at Galway Technical Institute and on the Brothers of Charity Away With Words programme. He is the poetry critic of the Galway Advertiser. Kevin is co-organiser of Over The Edge literary events. Kevin has read his work at most of the major literary festivals in Ireland and at Arts Council and Culture Ireland supported poetry events at various locations worldwide. His poetry has been translated into Greek, Spanish, Italian, Japanese & Portuguese. Kevin has written three collections of poetry and his fourth, The Ghost In The Lobby, will be published by Salmon Poetry in 2014.

For further details phone +353 (0)91 544979 or e-mail .


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