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Submissions call: pre-booked reading

Prebooked Reading

At the event where the winner of the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition is awarded, we will also feature a reading by up to five individuals who have yet to publish a full-length collection. Submissions for the pre-booked reading are now being accepted. Deadline: 6 January. For more details, visit our festival programme page.



Confirmed readers for 2016 festival:


Confirmed readers include Kyle Dargan, Paisley Rekdal, Ailbhe Darcy, Caitriona O'Reilly, Gerard Smyth, David O'Meara, Bronwyn Lea, Aidan Murphy, Thomas P. Lynch, Matthew Sweeney, Vona Groarke, John McAuliffe, Michael Coady, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Liam Ó Muirthile, Paul Casey, Afric McGlinchey, Tomica Bajsic, Thomas McCarthy, Louis de Paor, Gerry Murphy, Deryn Reese-Jones and Tom Pickard.



Gregory O'Donoghue Competition
open for submissions!

Gregory O'Donoghue

Fancy €1000 cash, a writer's retreat at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, a visit to Cork to attend our festival (accommodation & meals included), along with a Southword Journal publication? At €5 per poem entry, the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition may be just the ticket!






Cork International Poetry Festival
10 - 13 February 2016

Cork Spring Poetry Festival