The Irish Times issues a Poetry Now award annually and six poets have been announced as in the running for the honor this year, one of whom was a previous winner. The award carries with it the prestigious honor of being announced at the Mountains-to-Sea Book Festival as well as a monetary award. Winners will be announced on March 30 during the festival.
Many nations issue a wide variety of poetry awards to celebrate the accomplishments of poets. While some of them offer grants or award funds, others are simply recognition of talents. Many also invite the winners to take part in other prestigious honors, such as reading their poetry at events.
Have you ever won a poetry award? If so, what was it?