The winner of this year’s competition will be announced during Poetry Month 2022 and invited to read at the 2023 festival. Entries close at Midnight on March 18th.
Adam Wyeth is an award-winning poet, playwright, and essayist who has published four books with Salmon Poetry. 2018: Kavanagh Fellowship Award The Forward Poetry Prize commended his debut collection Silent Music (2011). Unravelling Celtic Mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry, 2013 (foreword by Paula Meehan). This year’s Irish Times Book of the Year is The Art of Dying.
Wyeth’s plays have been seen in Ireland, New York, and Berlin. Salmon published his 2019 play This Is What Happened. For the Abbey Theatre Engine Room Development Programme, he worked on an audio production of About: Blank with Olwen Fouere, Owen Roe, and Paula McGlinchey, which premiered at Dublin Theatre Festival 2021. Artist in residence at the Heinrich Böll Cottage and the meto Mtico Residency in 2021.
Wyeth lives in Dublin and runs online creative writing courses at www.adamwyeth.com and www.fishpublishing.com. He is an Associate Artist at the Civic Theatre in Dublin and works on RTÉ Poetry.
Entries can be sent via email or postal mail. Click here for more information on the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2022.
Entries close at Midnight on March 18th.