Sunday, 26 July 2009

Stony Offerings

Get stony in Limerick

As part of the preparations for the annual Cuisle – Limerick City International Poetry Festival – the editors of The Stony Thursday Book are calling for submissions from poets the world over.

The next issue of the journal is to be published as part of Cuisle in October and the deadline for receiving poetry submissions is 10 August 2009. The festival will run from the 14th to the 17 October 2009.

This year’s edition of The Stony Thursday Book will be edited by Ciaron O’Driscoll who was born in Co. Kilkenny in 1943 and who lives in Limerick. He published eight books of poetry and has won a number of awards for his work, among them the Patrick & Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry. In 2007, he was elected to Aosdána.

The Stony Thursday Book is said to be one of the longest-running literary journals in Ireland and celebrated its 30th anniversary edition in 2005. The journal was founded by Limerick poets John Liddy and Jim Burke in 1975. Since then it has also been edited by Mark Whelan, Kevin Byrne, Partrick Bourke and Knute Skinner and Thomas McCarthy.

To submit to the latest issue, send no more than six poems by post to: The Stony Thursday Book, The Arts Service, Limerick City Council, City Hall, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick. Ireland. Or by email to (mark in the subject line for The Stony Thursday Book). Each page of the submission must bear the author’s name and address.

Cuisle 2009 is the 12th festival in Limerick, celebrating local, national and international excellence in poetry, the organisers say. Over the four days of the event, poets from all over the world will visit the city, and there will be a host of book readings, discussions groups, and workshops with leading poets.





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