Panning for Poems
Welcome to Panning for Poems, our quarterly micropoetry journal. We love short poems with huge impact, so if you think you have little nuggets that will knock the breath from us, then we want your work.
Panning for Poems is designed as a double-sided A4 broadside, each containing approximately eleven poems, laid out to be folded up and fitted into your pocket. Occasionally, we'll print out the latest issue and leave them folded up in unsuspecting places for people to discover.
Each issue can be downloaded in pdf format for free, printed out and distributed by anyone, anywhere. (When printing, print on both sides, and flip on the short edge of the page.)
We invite you to think small and submit. We are especially interested in submissions from residents of Northern Ireland, although we do accept work from outside of NI.
Send up to three micro poems, 3-8 lines long (including line breaks, 35 character limit per line) in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a cover letter with your submission.
Senior Editor | Geraldine O’Kane
Sub Editor | Colin Dardis
Issue Thirteen features: Eilín de Paor, Diarmuid ó Maolalaí, Karen Neuberg, Madelaine Smith, Conor Orrico, Mark Ward, Changming Yuam, Mari Maxwell, Attracta Fahy, Paul Butterfield Jr. and John Caulfield.
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Issue Twelve features: Adrian Fox, Alison Ross, Elspeth Wilson, George Ryan, David A. Estringel, Kevin Dowling, J. Taylor Bell, Alan Summers, Agnieszka Filipek, Roisin Browne, Debbie Strange and Azeem Lateef.
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Issue Eleven features: Deirdre Parkes, Gerry Stewart, Alan Parry, B. L. Pérez, Maeve McKenna, Matthew M C Smith, Lorraine Carey, Joanna Magill, Mary Parkes, John Caulfield, Ginny Darke, Jack Shipsey, Jane Overton, Kerri ní Dochartaigh and Norman Lowry.
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Issue Ten features: Chris Allen, Jean Bonin, Clare Gallagher, Ceinwen Haydon, John D Kelly, Michael Martin, Pauline May, Janice McConnell, Paul Robert Mullen, Madelaine Smith, Alan Toltzis, Mark Ward, Mel White and Ron Wilson.
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Issue Nine features: Alison Ross, Olga Dermott-Bond, Siobhan Atkins, Anna Murphy, Courtney Hilden, Geraldine O'Kane, Trish Bennett, Peter Adair, Juliet Wilson, Colin Dardis, Olive Broderick, Dan Eggs, Shannon O'Brien and Mike Gallagher.
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Issue Eight features: John Caulfield, Noel Williams, Marion Clarke, Jill Kerr, Dominic Connell, Peter Courtney, Nancy Graham, Marianne McShane, Alison Ross, Ernest P. Santiago, Lucy Beevor, Thomas Elliot, Adrian Rice and Gaynor Kane.
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Issue Seven features: Clare Cotter, Jill Kerr, Tory Campbell, Helen Clarke, Dane Scott, Emma McKervey, Savannah Dodd, Fermin de la Osada, Ciaran Parkes, Paddy Murphy, Chris Jenkins, Peter Adair, Joey Bocchiccho and Thomas Elliott.
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Issue Six features: Marie Cadden, Sean Maguire, Olga Dermot-Bond, Chris Jenkins, Ross Hattaway, Colm Bradley, Linda McKenna, Martin Towers, Shivaun Conroy, Afric McGinchley, Nathan Thanki, Teresa Kane, David Braziel, Jill Kerr and James Meredith.
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Issue Five features: Siobhan Atkins, Ev McLoughlin, Barbara Sabol, Colin Dardis, Caroline Kieran, Phyllis McKenna, Wes Lee, Laura McKenna, James Meredith, Dave Eager, Niamh McGarry, Patrick Deeley, John W. Sexton and Laura Cameron.
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Issue Four features: Jenny Methven, Therese Keiran, Steve Brightman, Mick McCullagh, Stephanie Conn, Joe Cushnan, Matthew Rice, Michael Healy, Patrick Deeley, Glen Wilson, Pete Mullineaux, Jason O'Rourke and David Atkinson.
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Issue Three features: Shloka Shankar, Vinceny Marmion, Siobhan Atkins, Laura McKee, Clare Robinson, Ellie-Rose McKee, Howie Good, David Aktinson, Daniel Ryan, Rachel Hedley, Lara Sunday, Cristine A. Gruber, Kate O'Shea, Olive Broderick and Annemarie Mullan.
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Issue Two features: Olive Broderick, Michael Conaghan, Jon Plunkett, Stephanie Conn, James Meredith, Annemarie Mullan, Stephen McGuinness, Connie Marquez, Daniel Ryan, Emma McKervey, Debbie McCormack, Alistair Graham, Rachel Hedley, Laura Cameron and Anthony Ferguson.
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Issue One features: David Braziel, Elizabeth McGeown, Rachel Hedley, Peter Adair, Mark Cooper, Anthony Ferguson, Jim Meredith, Michael Conaghan, Catherine Moore, Michael Wilson, Lynda Tavakoli, Emma McKervey, Maria McManus, Niall McGrath and Colin Dardis.
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