DONEGAL Gaeltacht poet Annemarie NÃ ChurreÃ¡in has been appointed editor of the latest edition of the Stony Thursday Book.
Annemarie, whose publications include Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017), Town (The Salvage Press, 2018) and The Poison Glen (The Gallery Press, 2021), will join a list of distinguished writers who have edited one of the literary works. the oldest in Ireland. journals.
Founded by Limerick poets John Liddy and Jim Burke in 1975, this latest edition will be its 44e (No.18 in the new series). The Stony Thursday Poetry Book is funded by Limerick City and County Council and The Arts Council.
And now The Stony Thursday Book is seeking submissions from local, national and international poets for its next issue, which will be released in spring 2022.
Annemarie NÃ ChurreÃ¡in said: âIt is a pleasure to be named editor of this year’s Stony Thursday Book. As we begin to emerge from the pandemic and in a new light, this book will create space for poems that reflect, challenge and inspire.
âI am energized by the deeply rooted tradition of writing in Limerick, the work of the book’s previous editors and contributors, and the vision and commitment of the City and County of Limerick Arts Office. I look forward to the trip ahead. Let’s work together to create a book that celebrates and expands Limerick’s rich culture of poet and poetry.
The Stony Thursday Book has been edited by poets such as Mark Whelan, Kevin Byrne, Patrick Bourke, Knute Skinner, Thomas McCarthy, CiarÃ¡n O’Driscoll, Mary Coll, Jo Slade, Paddy Bushe, Peter Sirr, Mary O’Donnell, John Davies, Nessa O’Mahony and Martin Dyar.
Dr Pippa Little, Head of Arts at Limerick City and County Council, said: âLimerick City and County Council is delighted to be working with Annemarie as this year’s editor of the Stony Thursday Poetry Book. . We look forward to working with her to bring the book of poetry to fruition.
“The Stony Thursday Poetry Book presents the work of poets from around the world to the public and is a key aspect of the Irish poetry community and it will be extremely interesting to see how Annemarie puts her unique stamp on the publication”
Submissions for inclusion in The Stony Thursday Book are online via https://limerickarts.submit.com.
Submissions will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday 08 December.