Beir Bua Press Nominates John Sexton for The Farmgate Café National Poetry Award 2023

Delighted to share that THE NOTHINGNESS KIT BY JOHN W. SEXTON has been nominated for he Farmgate Café National Poetry Award 2023

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About the Award

The Farmgate Café National Poetry Award was established in 2019 with sponsorship from one of Cork’s most loved restaurants, The Farmgate Café. The partnership between the Munster Literature Centre and the Farmgate received the Business to Arts 2019 Best Small Sponsorship Award.

The award will be €2000 for the best collection published in 2022 by a poet residing in Ireland. All entered books must be in English. Translations will be accepted as long as the translated poet resides in Ireland. An eligible translated example from previous years would be Diary of Crosses Green by Cork-based Galician poet Martín Veiga, published by Francis Boutle, UK. Collected and Selected volumes are not eligible unless the book is work being translated into English for the first time.

There will be three judges. Judges in 2023 are Colm Breathnach, Eleanor Hooker & Thomas McCarthy. The judges will not meet or consult one another. Each judge will assemble ten favourite titles, awarding ten points to their first favourite, one point to their tenth favourite. All points will be collated to generate the winner.

The Award is an initiative of the Munster Literature Centre, sponsored by the Farmgate Café in Cork City.

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