CHARLES SIMIC TO CO-JUDGE THE
DAVOREN HANNA POETRY COMPETITION 2003
The Davoren Hanna Poetry Competition is delighted to welcome a new sponsor, The Dubliner Magazine, which will publish the winners of this year's competition in its September issue.
The Dubliner joins Eason Bookshops and The Muse Cafes in supporting what US Poet Laureate Billy Collins has called "The most exciting poetry competition of its kind." Now in its third year and offering a total prize fund of EUR10,750, the competition is one of the most valuable in Ireland and the UK, with a first prize of EUR6,500 and second and third prizes of EUR2,500 and EUR1,250 respectively. This year's competition sees the introduction of a new prize of EUR500 for the best poem by an emerging Irish poet aged between 18 and 21.
Named after Davoren Hanna, the gifted young Dublin poet who died in 1994, the competition is open to both published and unpublished poets over the age of 18. This year's entries will be judged by Charles Simic, widely regarded as the United States' most important poet, and Matthew Sweeney, Writer in residence at the South Bank, London, and author of seven highly acclaimed collections of poetry.
The closing date is 31 May 2003, and entry forms, along with rules and guidelines, are available on Eason Bookshop's website at www.eason.ie or by sending a stamped addressed envelope to The Davoren Hanna Poetry Competition, The Muse Café, Eason Bookshop, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1. Forms will also be available from Eason Bookshops nationwide and in the March, April and May issues of The Dubliner.
Last year's competition was won by Kim Addonizio, with James McGonigle taking second prize and Jeff Walt third.
For further information contact: Cian Cafferky
Ph (01) 2693322