Call for Poetry Broadsheet submissions

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Kilkenny County Council Arts Office is delighted to announce a call for submissions for the publication of the sixteenth issue of the very popular Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet. The aim of the publication is to give local writers a platform for their work. Each poem selected is included in the broadsheet which is available free throughout the County. Seventy-eight poems were submitted for consideration by twenty eight writers with thirteen poems by nine poets selected by Editor Tony Curtis in 2015 with the publication launched as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival by American poet Robert Pinsky.

This sixteenth issue of Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet will be edited by Kimberly Campanello.

Closing date for receipt of submissions is no later than

4pm on Tuesday 17th May.

On April 16th a workshop was organised giving Kilkenny writers the opportunity to meet the editor and gain a perspective on the Broadsheet editorial process. Feedback was provided on work, new writing was generated, and participants learned approaches to revision and gained knowledge of poetic techniques.

Kimberly Campanello was born in Elkhart, Indiana, and is a dual American and Irish citizen. Her publications include Spinning Cities (Wurm Press, 2011), Consent (Doire Press, 2013) and Imagines (New Dublin Press, 2015), a limited edition book recently exhibited at the Dublin Art Book Fair. In October 2015, The Dreadful Press launched Strange Country, her collection on the sheela-na-gigs. MOTHERBABYHOME, a book of conceptual and visual poetry on the St Mary’s Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, will appear with zimZalla Avant Objects this year. Kimberly has taught Creative Writing and literature courses at Florida Gulf Coast University, the National University of Ireland (Maynooth), Middlesex University, the University of East London, CityLit (London), the Irish Writers' Centre and Big Smoke Writing Factory (Dublin). In autumn 2015, she joined York St John University as a Lecturer in Creative Writing.