The Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust is inviting the creative minds of Galway to submit entries for its annual poetry competition.
The winning entry will be displayed on the Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway as part of 2019 Poems for Patience.
Poems for Patience is a long running series that has featured works by some of leading Irish and international poets like Seamus Heaney, Philip Schultz, Jane Hirschfield, Michael Longley, Naomi Shihab Nye, Vona Groarke, Tess Gallagher and many more.
In addition they’ll be invited to give a reading of their work at the 2019 Cúirt Literary Festival.
And if you’re travelling to for Cúirt then the winner will be provided with one night’s accommodation.
The winner will also be asked to pick six of their favourite works for consideration as a Featured Reader at the Over The Edge: Open Reading series in Galway City Library.
The entries will be judged by well known local writer Kevin Higgins, Writer-in-Residence with the GUH Arts Trust.
Mr Higgins is also co-organiser of Over The Edge literary events, teaches poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre, Creative Writing at Galway Technical Institute, and is Creative Writing Director for the NUI Galway Summer School.
Entries to the competition should be no more than 32 lines long, and must of course be your own original work.
Poems that have previously been published in magazines or collections are allowed, and multiple entries are accepted.
To submit one poem to the competition is €10, and its an additional €7.50 per poem after that.
Entries should be sent by post to Bridget Cheasty, Arts Assistant, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust.
The closing date for entries to Poems for Patience is February 22, 2019.