Fingal Poetry Prize 2021

The Fingal Poetry Prize and An Fiach Dubh – Irish Language Competition, are now closed. All poems are with our judges.

Winners will be notified in advance of the Award Ceremony in Skerries on Saturday 18th September, 5pm.

This year’s Fingal Poetry Prize will be judged by esteemed poet and writer, Adam Wyeth.

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.

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

This year’s judge, 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.

See also our April 2021 press release.

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