The 2016 Pigott Poetry Prize Announced

We are now inviting entries for The Pigott Poetry Prize 2016

The Prize is for the best book of poetry by an Irish Poet (both North and South), published between 1st February 2015 and 1st February 2016.

The Poet of the winning collection will be awarded the top prize of €5,000 at the Opening Ceremony of Listowel Writers’ Week on the 1st June 2016

The 2015 Prize-winner was Paul Muldoon for his book One Thousand Things Worth Knowing published by Faber & Faber.

The Closing date for receipt of entries is Wednesday  3rd February 2016.

This year's Adjudicators will be Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales & award winning British Poet Christopher Reid.   

Gillian Clarke Christopher Reid
Gillian Clarke
                             Christopher Reid

NO booking form is required for this competition, please click below for this year's Criteria prior to entering.


A shortlist of three will be announced in April 2016.

The Team

Some lovely photos taken by Pat Tobin and Susan Gorzalczynska

Posted by Listowel Writers' Week on Wednesday, June 10, 2015


The second lot of photos from the Saturday of this year's festival.

Posted by Listowel Writers' Week on Monday, July 6, 2015


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