Dublin Poetry Review publishes Heroes Congress, an annual online collection of poems with a print anthology every four years showcasing “the vitality and range of current writing.” Once every year, poetry magazines and press editors may nominate from their publications, a poet who has made a significant contribution to poetry for inclusion in an upcoming Heroes Congress. Annual deadline: May 15.
Poets who write in languages other than Irish or English are welcome as are translations of their work into English or other International languages. The review first issue contains the work of sixty-seven poets who have contributed work from the five continents. The poets have contributed work in a range of languages including English, Finnish, French, German, Irish, Japanese, Malay and Spanish.
The review contains work by well-known poets, such as Niyi Osundare one of Africa’s best poets, Kimiko Hahn from Japan, Lorna Goodison from Jamaica, Biddy Jenkinson from Ireland, Regina Derieva from Russia, Gerardo Gambolini from Argentina, Rae Armantrout, 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner from the US with Paul Muldoon, Andrew Motion from the UK, National Literary Laureate Muhammad Haji Salleh from Malaysia, Tom Dawe from Newfoundland and Jennifer Maiden from Australia.
New writers are also included, such as Liz Bachinsky from Canada and D