Poetry Ireland in association with Trinity College Dublin and Stanford University, USA have announced announce the second Eavan Boland Emerging Poet Award. The 2023 judges are Professor of English (Emerita) at Trinity College and Saoi of Aosdána, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Stanford’s Mohr Visiting Poet for spring 2023, American poet, Diane Seuss
The Eavan Boland Emerging Poet Award is an award for two emerging poets, one from Ireland and one from the United States, and is presented with the support of the Boland/Casey family. The Award has been made possible with the generous support of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs,the Embassy of the United States in Ireland and The Arts Council.
The inaugural offering of the Eavan Boland Emerging Poet Award received over 300 applications from Ireland and the United States. This year’s Award is, once again, open to emerging poets in Ireland and the U.S. who have not yet published a first full collection but are working towards that or similar. Two poets will be chosen for a residency to the value of €3000 at Trinity College Dublin and Stanford University in California. as well as a bursary of €2000 each to support their work over the course of the year. Three mentoring sessions from leading poets are offered over the course of four months. The Award will then culminate in a transatlantic event in late 2023 with awardees, mentors and guests.
The Eavan Boland Special Issue of Poetry Ireland Review is available for purchase now from poetryireland.ie and selected book stores.
- The Award
Last year, in total, 300 submissions were received, 200 in Ireland and 100 in the USA. Judged by Jane Hirshfield and Paula Meehan in the US and Ireland, the inaugural awards in 2022 were made to Lauren Greene (USA) and Emma Tobin (Ireland)
Applications will close on 17th January 2023 at 12.00 noon (IST) and 4.00am (ETD) Announcement of the awardees will be the week of 21st February 2023.
Further information and the link to apply can be found here – https://poetryireland.submittable.com/submit/dd5bab16-e7b8-406e-a351-c24dc580788d/the-eavan-boland-memorial-award