The launch of the competition, now in its fifth year, event will take place at James Brown & Sons, 300 Newtownards Road, Belfast, with a series of readings from Northern Irish poets. This year's theme will be revealed at the launch, and entries will be accepted from published and non-published poets until the entry deadline of 11 September 2016 at midnight.
Recitals will take place across Funeral Services Northern Ireland homes in the upcoming months, and the finale will take place in Parliament Buildings Stormont on National Poetry Day, Thursday 6 October at 7.30pm.
Poetry NI will be announcing its own regional recital for the competition at a later stage. Details of all the recitals will be available on our Events page.
To register your attendance for the launch, book your free tickets via Eventbrite.
Alternatively, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02890 739661
Visit the Facebook event page for updates.