Dedalus Press Mentoring Programme 2024

DEDALUS PRESS is pleased to announce a new Mentoring Programme for emerging poets of all ages and backgrounds. Poets should be born in or presently living in Ireland, and writing in English or translating existing poems of their own from other languages for English-language publication.
Poet Leeanne Quinn will read submissions and choose four poets who will each be offered three ninety-minute one-to-one online mentoring sessions over the coming months. Successful applicants will receive feedback on individual poems, suggestions for revision and advice for the shaping of a larger body of poems such as a chapbook or first collection.
Applicants should submit up to 12 pages of poetry, together with a short biographical note, and any other information that might be relevant. The successful applicants will be notified and offered the mentoring sessions in the Spring, with precise dates and times to be agreed between themselves and the Mentor.
Application is open from Friday 16 February to Friday 01 March 2024 only. (Applications cannot be accepted after this period.)
There is no charge to apply for the Dedalus Press Mentoring Programme 2024, which is made possible through the financial support of The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Eaiaíon.
LEEANNE QUINN was born in Drogheda in 1978, and grew up there and in Monasterboice, Co. Louth. She studied at University College Dublin, University College Cork, and holds a PhD in American Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Her first collection of poetry, Before You, was published by Dedalus Press in 2012 and highly commended in the Forward Prize for Poetry 2013. Her second collection, Some Lives, was published in 2020 and noted as a ‘Book of the Year’ by The Irish Times and The Irish Independent. She is the recipient of three Arts Council Bursary awards, most recently in 2021. Her poems have been widely anthologised, appearing in Queering The Green: Post-2000 Queer Irish Poetry (Lifeboat Press, 2021), Hold Open the Door (UCD Press, 2020), Windharp: Poems of Ireland Since 1916 (Penguin, 2015), and The Forward Book of Poetry 2013 (Faber, 2012). With Joseph Woods, she co-edited Romance Options, an anthology of contemporary love poems from Ireland (Dedalus Press, 2022). She lives in Vienna, Austria.

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