Submission Call: 'Covidioms'
We're putting together a collaborative poem about life under lockdown, and we need YOUR help!
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and social lockdown, life is changing. With developments and headlines moving rapidly, loved ones shut off from each other, people working from homes and public amenitiies closed, we are having to get used to a life indoors, and for some, a life rapidly more online. Life insists, and persists.
Poetry NI wants to capture people's responses to this crisis, and naturally, we feel the best way to do this is through poetry. We are asking people to send in a haiku, giving a snapshot of their life under lockdown.
Together, these haiku will form a sequence, a haikai, detailing people's lives, which will be published in an e-pamphlet, available for free download from our website. This will be a one off Panning for Poems special edition.
Just complete the online entry form to submit. All submissions must be in by Sunday, April 12th.
Purely Poetry Update
In wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, and developing Government guidelines, we feel that regrettably it would be best to put Purely Poetry on hold for the moment, until this uncertain period of social distancing passes.
As much as we love poetry and bringing people together, we feel unfortunately it just would be unsafe and irresponsible for the open mic night to continue right now. Obviously, we take this decision with a heavy heart.
We fully support the Crescent Arts Centre and their own closure, and wish all staff there well. We will be back whenever it is safe to. In the meantime, stay safe and well, and thank you for your support.
Poetry NI presents an audio anthology of fifteen women poets, to celebrate International Women's Day 2020.
We invited a range of poets whose work we enjoy and admire to send in renditions of their own poems. The themes and issues are diverse and distinct, but all have one thing in common: simply great writing.
The album is free to stream and download via Bandcamp. Just enter your email address, and a download link will be send to you. The album will download as a zip file, and you can choose which format to download in: MP3, WAV, FLAC, etc.
Visit unwomen.org to find our more about International Women's Day and how you can get involved.