This annual award marks Michael Hartnett’s contribution to literature in English and Irish.
Michael Hartnett Annual Poetry Award
Gradam Bliantúil Filíochta i gCuimhne ar Mhícheál Ó hAirtnéide
This annual award was established by Limerick County Council and is jointly funded by Limerick City and County Council and The Arts Council to mark Michael Hartnett’s contribution to literature in English and Irish.
The Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize winners for 2018, adjudicated by James Harpur and Jo Slade were:
Macdara Woods, for 'Music from the Big Tent' (Dedalus, 2016)
Mary O'Malley, for 'Playing the Octopus' (Carcanet, 2016)
The Michael Hartnett Annual Poetry Award is awarded in alternate years to books of poetry in the Irish and English language. In 2019 the award will be made to a poet writing in Irish. The call out for application will go out in early 2019.
Applications must be submitted by publishing houses.
The Michael Hartnett Annual Poetry Award is presented to the winning poet/s at the opening of Éigse Michael Hartnett in October 2019 in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.
Previous winners of this prestigious award include Julie O'Callaghan, Vona Groarke, Kerry Hardie, Sinead Morrissey, Paddy Bushe, Maurice Riordan, Aine Ni Fhoghlu, James Harpur, Peter Sirr, Mark Roper and Jo Slade, John McAuliffe and Doireann Ni Ghríofa, Seosamh O’Murchú, Mary O'Malley, Macdara Woods.
Further details on the festival from: www.eigsemichaelhartnett.ie