Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet 17

Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet 17

Kilkenny County Council Arts Office is delighted to celebrate the publication of the seventeenth issue of the very popular KILKENNY POETRY BROADSHEET. The aim of the publication is to give local writers a platform for their work.

This seventeenth issue of Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet was edited by Kimberly Campanello (

Editor Kimberly Campanello Statement

I was thrilled to receive an invitation to return as judge of this year's Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet. Teaching the workshop, judging the Broadsheet, and joining Paul Muldoon in launching such a beautiful object at last year's Kilkenny Arts Festival were highlights of 2016 for me. This year's Broadsheet workshop and competition once again convinced me that there is something very special about Kilkenny poets. As my selection shows, Kilkenny poets are writing in a range of styles on diverse themes. When making my decisions (a difficult task!) I was again looking for poems that masterfully employ imagery, figurative language, voice and form. I was also searching for what Spanish poet Federico García Lorca calls duende. Lorca says duende is 'a mysterious power which everyone senses and no philosopher can explain'. It is that goosebump feeling experienced when one encounters powerful works of art, music, dance and poetry. I wish to thank Mary Butler and Ruth McCann of Kilkenny Arts Office for their support and Alé Mercado for his design.

Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet 17

Published Poets

William O'Neill The Road Ahead
Karina Tynan Crow Children
Anne O'Connor Dedication
Noel Howley (Not) The Flipchart After The Workshop 10.00 - 12.00
Carmel Cummins Cin Lae
Niall Bourke 1. Synopsis of the Modern Irish Novel 2. Do You Require An Advice Slip
Patrick Doyle Le Temps des cerises
Angela Keogh Song of the Farmer
Nuala Roche 1. Prohibition 2. Eclipse
Rory Johnston The Pension Book

Shortlisted Poets

Anne MacDarby Beck The Dragon of Borgun
Gillian Somerville-Large To Market
Sharon Verrall Motherland
Hugh Byrne Valhalla Bound
Maire Ni Lorcain In March
Pat Shortall The Portrait
Mary Walpole Milking Time
Jake Moylan Matryoshka

The Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet is available in Kilkenny Libraries, selected bookshops and from the Kilkenny Arts Office, 5 Dean Street.

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