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Our full programme for the Cork International Poetry Festival 2017 is now available to download as a PDF here.



Details for our 2017 workshops at the Cork International Poetry Festival are now live!

Three different workshops will run throughout the festival, with Matthew Dickman and Brenda Shaughnessy each leading a workshop over four days and the third being led by a different poetry master on each day. We are delighted to announce that our poetry masters are Thomas McCarthy, Brian Turner, Natalie Diaz and Martina Evans.

Please visit our workshops page to find out more.



Thanks to all who entered the Gregory O'Donoghue Poetry Competition!

We're currently processing the entries--our judge Mary Noonan will read each and every one. Winners to be announced in late January!



Gregory O'Donoghue Poetry Competition OPEN for entries

You have until November 30 to enter your poems to the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition.

The winning poet will receive €1,000, a week's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and will be brought to Cork to read at the Cork International Poetry Festival.

More details here!




Programme Announced!

We are delighted to announce our festival line-up for the 2017 Cork International Poetry Festival, which will take place 15-18 February 2017.

Please click here to find out details of the poets who will be reading in Cork during the festival!


John MeeMaya Catherine Popa

Announcing the winners of our 2016 Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition: John Mee and Maya Catherine Popa!

Click here for full details of the 2016 winners, shortlist, and highly commended titles



Save the Date!

Cork Poetry Festival

2017 Cork International Poetry Festival is to take place 15 - 18 February 2017. More details on readers and events as they are confirmed.








Cork International Poetry Festival
14 - 18 February 2017


Cork International Poetry Festival