Poetry Day Ireland is on Thursday 26th April this year, with the theme of Poetry Surprises!
Last year in collaboration with Lagan Online, to mark the occasion, we asked poets to send in recording of their work for a special Poetry Day Ireland Mix Tape, which featured the work of twenty-nine poets from across Ireland. And since we had such a great response in 2017, we thought we would do it again!
Your audio poems will feature on our special ‘Mix Tape Volume 2’, which will be made available to download for free on the day. We will be selecting the best tracks to showcase, so get recording, send us your work, and surprise us!
Regarding this year’s theme, to give you some inspiration, Poetry Ireland states: “Poetry surprises. It knocks on your door and runs away. It greets you on the street with a face you haven’t seen in years. Look in the mirror and poetry shows you the back of your head. It can rearrange the stars and resurrect the past. When your breath snags and your heart thumps; when something strokes your neck and makes you jump: that’s poetry.”
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Submission are open to anyone currently living in, or originally from, the island of Ireland.
Please include your name, address, and Twitter handle if you have one, in your submission
All sound files must be in MP3, MP4 or WAV format.
Please submit one poem only, and make sure that the poem is clearly audible.
Each poem must be no more that three minutes in duration.
Previously published poems are acceptable, as long as you have retained the copyright.
Deadline for submissions: Saturday 31st March.
Please find your poem as an attachment, along with a brief biog (third person, 75 words max) to firstname.lastname@example.org