The Fingal Poetry Prize 2021

As part of the Fingal Poetry Festival, due to take place from September 16th – 19th 2021, we are delighted to announce that this year’s Fingal Poetry Prize will be judged by esteemed poet and writer, Adam Wyeth. Open to national and international writers, entries can be sent from May 1st and will close at midnight on June 30th, 2021.

The winner of the Fingal Poetry Prize will receive €500 with awards of €300 and €200 for 2nd and 3rd place.  Once again, our generous sponsor is DHL Ireland.

We look forward to receiving your entries and very much hope to be able to meet you in Skerries at the festival in September.  If Covid-19 restrictions are still in place at that time however, we will be running an alternative, online version of events, including the awards ceremony. Please keep checking our website for updates. 

In these difficult, uncertain times, when we find ourselves turning towards all that sustains us inwardly, poetry has never been so essential.

Adam Wyeth

Adam Wyeth is an award-winning and critically acclaimed poet, playwright and essayist with four books published with Salmon Poetry. In 2019 he received The Kavanagh Fellowship Award.

Wyeth is the author of Silent Music, Highly Commended by the Forward Poetry Prize and The Art of Dying, an Irish Times Book of the Year. In 2013 Salmon published his essays, The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic Mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry. Wyeth’s plays have been performed across Ireland and also in New York and Berlin. His play This Is What Happened was published by Salmon in 2019.

His forthcoming collection about:blank (summer ’21) is a large poetical sequence, which blurs genre, moving across, poetry, prose and dialogue. It is currently in production as an immersive audio work performed by actors Owen Roe and Olwen Fouere. Wyeth recently received the Arts Council Ireland Literature Project Award to complete the work, alongside being selected for The Abbey Theatre’s development programme. Wyeth is an Associate Artist of the Civic Theatre, Dublin, and works on ideas and research for the RTE Poetry Programme. He teaches online creative writing correspondence courses at adamwyeth.com and Fishpublishing.com.

Opening for entries on May 1st.

See here for full details on how to enter.

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