This annual award marks Michael Hartnett’s contribution to literature in English and Irish.
Michael Hartnett Annual Poetry Award
Gradam Bliantúil Filíochta i gCuimhnear 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 Annual Poetry Award is awarded in alternate years to books of poetry in the Irish and English language. 2020 was the nineteenth year of this annual award, which is jointly funded by Limerick City and County Council and The Arts Council to the value of €4,000. Eva Bourke was selected as the recipient of the Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2020 for her collection Seeing Yellow (Dedalus Press, 2018).
The formal presentation of the Michael Hartnett Annual Poetry Award for 2020 took place online on Thursday 1st October as part of the Éigse Michael Hartnett Literary & Arts Festival, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the 2020 festival programme was a condensed hybrid of digital and small live events. Online video recordings of the presentation, readings and music events are available to view on www.eigsemichaelhartnett.ie.