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Eavan Boland Emerging Poet Award 2023—applications open

Eavan Boland Emerging Poet Award 2023 open for applications

Poetry Ireland in association with Trinity College Dublin and Stanford University have announced the second Eavan Boland Emerging Poet Award.

The 2023 award is open to emerging poets in Ireland and the United States who have not yet published a first full collection but are working towards this.

Two poets will be chosen for a residency to the value of €3000 at Trinity College Dublin and Stanford University in California, as well as a bursary of €2000 each to support their work over the course of the year.

Three mentoring sessions from leading poets are offered over the course of four months. The award will then culminate in a transatlantic event in late 2023 with awardees, mentors and guests.

The 2023 judges are Professor of English (Emerita) at Trinity College, and Saoi of Aosdána, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Stanford’s Mohr Visiting Poet for spring 2023, American poet, Diane Seuss.

The Award has been made possible with the generous support of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of the United States in Ireland and The Arts Council of Ireland.

The deadline for submissions is 17 January 2023.

“This award testifies to Eavan Boland’s advocacy of emerging poets, bringing new voices to the fore at every opportunity. Poetry Ireland are proud to offer this award again,in an enhanced form, offering residencies on campus in both the US and Ireland supported by Stanford and TCD respectively. Its announcement coincides with the release of the special Eavan Boland Issue of Poetry Ireland Review, edited by Nessa O Mahony, a fitting tribute to one of the most significant poets of our time.”Liz Kelly, Director of Poetry Ireland

To find the Eavan Boland special issue of Poetry Ireland Review, and for more information on applying for the award, please see poetryireland.ie.