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Listowel Writers’ Week is an internationally

acclaimed literary festival devoted to bringing together

writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in

the historic and intimate surroundings of Listowel County Kerry.

30th May to 3rd of June 2018

Planning for Festival 2018 has now begun! In the meantime, see below details of our Irish Poem of the Year Award


Listowel Writers’ Week will revealed the Shortlisted poems for this year’s Irish Poem of the Year at the Irish Book Awards Yesterday in Dublin. Over 100 poems were submitted for this year’s award,  the poems were judged completely anonymously by our Adjudicator, Richard Skinner, Director of the Fiction Programme at the Faber Academy. Richard said of this year’s adjudication;

‘The poems submitted for the Irish Poem of the Year Award were of a very high standard and thematically incredibly various. Some themes did emerge, however: lots of poems about Irish history, lots about friends or prominent figures who have passed and, weirdly, lots of poems about horses. As ever, it was a pleasure and a privilege to judge this year’s competition.’

The shortlisted poems and poets can be viewed here:


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