August 18, 2022

Well versed: Kilkenny prose penned by our poetic pros


ONE of the Kilkenny arts community’s most anticipated annuals, The 19th Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet, has been released by the Kilkenny County Council Arts Office.

The poetry broadsheet aims to give Kilkenny writers, born or based in Kilkenny city and county, a platform for their work.

This year 95 poems by 50 poets were submitted for consideration and just 13 poems, from 12 different poets made it to the final publication.

This 19th issue of Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet was edited by Jean O’Brien, who was writer in residence for County Laois in 2005 and won the 2017/18 recipient of the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship.

Jean recently won the  The Arvon International Poetry Prize, the Fish International Prize and was recently shortlisted for the UCD Voices of War Poetry prize.

The Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet is available in all Kilkenny Libraries, selected bookshops, and from the Kilkenny Arts Office.

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