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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Kevin Higgins to edit Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet

Call for Submissions: Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet Issue 7

The Arts Office of Kilkenny County Council is delighted to announce the publication of the seventh issue of the very popular Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet. The aim of the publication is to give local writers a platform for their work. Each poem selected is included in the broadsheet which will be for sale throughout the County.

Kevin Higgins will edit the seventh issue of Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet. Kevin is a poet based in Galway City. He facilitates poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre and along with his wife Susan Millar DuMars they organises the Over The Edge readings in Galway City Library. His first collection of poems, The Boy With No Face, was published by Salmon in 2005 and was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish Poet. His second collection is forthcoming.

We are now accepting submissions from poets born or based in Kilkenny City and County.

Closing date for receipt of submissions is no later than 4pm on Friday 9th February 2007.

Application forms and submission rules are available from the Arts Office, No. 72 John Street, Kilkenny T: 056 7794138 E: niamh.finn@kilkennycoco.ie