The Poetry Collective

The Poetry Collective is a loose conglomerate of poets who live and work in Ireland’s Mid-West. Most either live and work in County Clare or have done so in the past. It is an inclusive body and welcomes the participation of all poets from the area. The aim of the Collective is to promote the poetic work of its members in particular, and of poetry in general. This is done through regular readings and performances in County Clare and elsewhere, in addition to a regular section in The Clare Champion newspaper to which poets and aspiring poets are encouraged to submit their work for publication. A three-person panel of volunteers drawn from the membership acts as an editorial board in order to ensure a reasonable standard is maintained in the poems published. A list of poems, and the poets who have authored them, which have been published in The Clare Champion to date is available in our poetry corner page. Currently only a handful of these poems can be read here, but most will be available to read here in time.

Every Child a Poet

Every Child A Poet from Major Poet on Vimeo. A video by Documentary Film Maker Aidan Sweeney. Directed by Mike Douse for the Poetry Collective.
With thanks to Creative Ireland for their support.

Poetry Art Exhibition 2017 Launch

The launch of the Poetry Art Exhibition 2017 takes place this Saturday 25 November at The Record Break, Ennis, Co. Clare. This is a collaboration between poets and artists primarily based in Ireland’s mid-west region. Cllr. Johnny Flynn will launch this unique...
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First set of Poem Cards

We are delighted to publish our first set of Poem Cards featuring poems by members of The Poetry Collective. The cards are available for free at various locations around Clare including the following two in Ennis town: Clare Museum The Record Break The cards will also...
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Lunchtime Poetry at The Hunt Museum

The Limerick Writers’ Centre Presents Lunch Time Poetry @ The Hunt Museum July 7th / 14th / 21st / 28th 2017 1.00pm to 2.00pm In association with the Hunt Museum 8 poets (2 per week) will give a reading in the Captain’s Room four Fridays in July from...
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Karen J. McDonnell Debut Collection

The Clare launch of the Karen J McDonnell debut collection, entitled “This Little World,” takes place on Saturday 01 July 2017 at The Record Break Café in Lower Market St. Carpark, Ennis at 12.30pm.  The collection is published by Doire Press and will be...
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WB Yeats Birthday Celebration 2017

Members of the Poetry Collective will be celebrating William Butler Yeats birthday on Tuesday 13th June. This will include Mike Douse‘s paper entitled WH on WB – Auden’s Views on Yeats – as presented to the Yeats Society in Sligo in 2013. The...
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