Éigse Michael Hartnett Literary & Arts Festival 2020
In view of the ongoing uncertainties due to COVID-19 it has been decided to curtail the programme for this year’s Éigse.
The Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize competition will nevertheless take place.
The winning poet will be presented with the award early in October in line with COVID-19 national guidelines. The exact date and nature of the prize giving will be announced later.
Please see information on submission of books of poetry below.
Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2020
This is the nineteenth year of the award, which is jointly funded by Limerick Culture & Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council and The Arts Council to the value of €4,000. Each year the award alternates between Irish and English and this year the award will be for a volume of poetry in English.
The winning poet will be presented with the Michael Hartnett Annual Poetry Award in October when the Éigse Michael Hartnett Literary & Arts Festival will present a condensed programme in line with COVID-19 national guidelines, in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.
The Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2020 will be awarded on the basis of a third book of poetry, or subsequent book of poetry, published in the last two years, i.e. 2018 – 2019.
This year’s judges are Thomas McCarthy and Geraldine Mitchell.
The closing date for receipt of application forms and submitted books is Friday 31st July 2020.
Please note: Applications must be submitted by publishing houses.
Application forms and details available from:
Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick
Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Luimnigh, Cé na gCeannaithe, Luimnigh