Hospital Arts Trust annual poetry competition

Call for entries - deadline is March 3

THE GALWAY University Hospital Arts Trust is seeking entries for its annual poetry competition, which this year will be judged by leading Galway poet, Kevin Higgins, current writer-in-residence with the GUH Arts Trust.

Poems entered should be no more than 30 lines long and must be the original work of the entrant. Poems previously published in magazines or poetry collections are eligible. Multiple entries are accepted.

The entry fee for one poem is €10. Two or more poems is €7.50 per poem, ie, to enter two poems costs €15, to enter three poems €22.50, etc. Payment is by cheque or postal order payable to Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust. The closing date is Friday March 3.

The winner will have her/his poem published and displayed on the Arts Corridor of UHG as part of the 2017 Poems For Patience. The winner will be invited to read his/her winning poem at the launch of the 2017 Poems For Patience at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in April 2017; will be given a copy of the poem printed and framed as a Poem for Patience poster; and be asked to submit six poems for consideration to be a featured reader at the Over The Edge: Open Reading series in Galway City Library.

Entries are by post to Margaret Flannery, Arts Director, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust, Galway University Hospitals, University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway. Names must not be included on the poems, but instead should be on a separate sheet.

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