South Dublin Libraries Poetry Competition 2021
Our Competition is now closed, congratulations to our winners!
1st Place: Caroline Bracken - Sonnet for a Blue Tuesday
2nd Place: Eithne Lannon - Estuary
3rd Place: Diarmuid Fitzgerald - Bru na Boinne
Shortlist in alphabetical order:
Caroline Bracken – Sonnet for a Blue Tuesday
Thomas Brezing – News
David Butler – Maternal
Lynn Caldwell – An Interruption of Swans, St. Brigid’s Day
Diarmuid Fitzgerald – Brú na Bóinne
Eithne Lannon – Estuary
Lianne O’Hara - tī kōuka / cabbage tree
Alice Owens – Trade Agreement
Daniel Wade - Le Gare Jazz Bar, 19th Arrondissement, juin 2018
Michael J Whelan – The Faraway Curve
Submit between 21/3 - 3/5
No set theme
Max 40 lines
Must be original and unpublished
All styles and forms are welcome
Open to poets aged 18 or older.
Submissions are only accepted by email and can be sent to:
Submit up to two poems for consideration. Please include in your email: name, contact number, a short biographical note (50 words max). Please include your poem(s) in both the body of the email and as an attachment.
Terms and Conditions
The competition is only open to poets based in Dublin. Winners will be announced in May. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Shortlisted poets will be asked to record a reading of their poem for a virtual prize giving event. Employees of South Dublin County Council and South Dublin Libraries may not enter the competition.