International gathering to read Poetry in Castlerea

Students from Galway Roscommon Education Training Board, and Strokestown Poetry followers gathered to read poetry (from their own countries) on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which coincided with World Poetry Day, on the 21st March 2018.   The group included readers from Spain, Romania, Poland, Ireland, Brazil and Mexico.  Fernando Cabrita (Portugese poet) Read more about International gathering to read Poetry in Castlerea[…]

9 weeks left!

International Poets Head to Strokestown! Visitors to the 20th Anniversary Strokestown International Poetry Festival this year are in for a treat – more than 70 poets will be reading over the course of the weekend, with Manchester’s Lemn Sissay MBE headlining on the Saturday evening (May 5th), and performance poet Tony ‘Longfella’ Walsh at the Read more about 9 weeks left![…]

Strokestown International Poetry Shortlist announced

The Shortlist for The Strokestown International Poetry Prize has been announced. The prizes will be awarded by the judges, Moya Cannon and Harry Clifton on 6th of May in Strokestown at the 20th Strokestown International Festival Name From Poem Title Matthew Barton Bristol UK Chapel of Rest Jo Burns Germany Phaethon Peggie Gallagher Sligo Ireland Read more about Strokestown International Poetry Shortlist announced[…]