Limerick poets urged to write for Gathering project

The poems will be presented to President Michael D Higgins in December
BUDDING poets from Limerick are urged to participate in a national and worldwide poetry experiment, in association with The Gathering,

BUDDING poets from Limerick are urged to participate in a national and worldwide poetry experiment, in association with The Gathering,

The Gathering Poem, a “crowd-sourced” poetry experiment, will accept four-line poems from anyone with Irish roots from around the world, until October 19.

The finished experiment will be published both online and in print, and will be presented to President Michael D Higgins in December 2013.

Gathering Limerick coordinator, Mary Killeen Fitzgerald said people who are interested do not have to be practicing poets.

“As part of the build-up to this initiative and to celebrate the wonderful achievements of communities the length and breadth of Limerick in organising Gathering events this year, the Limerick Gathering Team would encourage anyone with an association with Limerick to consider participating in this poetry project,” she said.

Gathering Poem founder, Elaine Walsh said reaction towards Seamus Heaney’s death has sparked more interest in poetry nationwide. She added all are welcome to submit poetry.

“Contributions do not have to rhyme or coincide with any rigid poetic form. The joy is in taking part and making yourself heard.”

To submit material visit the website.