Poetry Ireland invites submissions for Bright Ideas for Poetry Day Ireland 2023
Message in a bottle is the brilliant concept for this year’s Poetry Day Ireland, which will take place on Thursday 27 April.
Sending out an S.O.S? Writing a love poem hoping somehow it might land ashore? Whatever the idea is—and out of the ordinary is always welcome—proposals should inspire and engage audiences with poetry in a new way.
Martina Evans chose the theme for this year, drawing on the words of Paul Celan: “a poem can be a message in a bottle, sent out in the—not always greatly hopeful—belief that somewhere and sometime it could wash up on land, on heartland perhaps. Poems in this sense too are under way: they are making towards something.”
The theme can be interpreted in any which way, the more creative and innovative the better. Poetry Ireland is offering up to €1600 each towards a maximum of four ideas. Smaller-scale projects are welcome too, with €500 being the minimum amount of funding you can request.
Programming proposals must be submitted by 11.59pm on Sunday 12 March.
You can find full details on the Poetry Ireland website.