Poetry Ireland has announced details of Poetry Town, an initiative, which will see more than a hundred free poetry-related activities take place in 20 towns across the island of Ireland in September. Belmullet is among the Poetry Towns, with activities for the town being organised by Poetry Ireland in partnership with Mayo County Council Arts Office.
As part of the initiative, a Poet Laureate will be appointed for each participating town. The Poet Laureates, who will either be from the respective local area or have strong connections with it, will be commissioned to write a poem honouring their Poetry Town and its people. The Poet Laureates for each town will be announced next month.
Athenry, Strokestown and Carrick on Shannon have also been selected for the initiative.
For further information, visit the Poetry Town website: poetrytown.ie.