February 28th, 2022 at 1:12 pm
Posted by pc in Ópen-mic on Mondays

    Monthly Poetry Events: Guest Poets Listed Below

    What: Poetry Films, Five Word Challenge, Guest Poets & Open-Mic

    When: 2nd Monday of each Month @ 7.00pm (Streamed from 8.30pm)

    Where: Hayloft Bar (Long Valley Bar), Winthrop St, Cork.
             *** these events are hybrid, both in-person and online ***

    Guest Poet & Open-Mic mp3s: Monday Event Archive

    Wordshops: Creative Writing at Ó Bhéal and Beyond …

    Ó Bhéal – a poem by Anamaría Crowe Serrano

Five Words Poetry Competition*** ópen *** 10th Five Words Poetry Competition *** ópen ***

For submission guidelines and this week’s words … >>>>>>

Guest Poet Line-up for October and November 2022
Events are posted every 2 months. Click names for biographical details


(All-Ireland Heat)   Munster Poetry Slam & Guest Abby Oliveira – 10th October

Jane Ayres & Maurice Scully – 14th November

the 10th Ó Bhéal Winter Warmer Festival – 25th-27th November

Click here for our Live Poetry StageEvents are held in the Hayloft Bar, upstairs at the Long Valley, Winthrop st,
as well as on Zoom and streamed via obheal.ie/live (more details via the links above)
Poetry Films start from 7.00pm (45mins – Not Streamed). Five Word challenge starts at 8.30pm.
Guest poets begin at around 9.20/9.30pm, Open-Mic session from 10.30pm.

 The 10th Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition

has now closed its submission window.

The competition shortlist will appear during mid-October.


February 28th, 2022 at 1:11 pm
Posted by pc in Uncategorized

9th Five Words Poetry Competition Winners and Shortlist Announced
28th February 2022

We are thrilled to announce the results of our 9th Five Words International Poetry Competition, judged by poet Maurice Riordan. Our warm congratulations go to first place winner Marcella Remund for her poem Caught, to second place winner David W Evans for his poem Finding Nero and to third place winner Peter Arvan Manos for his poem Bleeding Kit.

The selection was made from 617 entries (27 countries). Winners will read their entries at Ó Bhéal’s 15th anniversary event, during the launch of Five Words Vol XV (both online and via zoom on the 11th April 2022), as will a number of shortlisted poets and regular five word challenge writers.

An online version of the anthology will also be made available in time for the launch.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted poets and our sincere thanks to all who entered!

Shortlist & Winners

Caught by   Marcella Remund (USA) 1st Place
Finding Nero by   David W Evans (Jersey) 2nd Place
Bleeding Kit by   Peter Arvan Manos (USA) 3rd Place
…stream… by   Peter Longden (England)
Small Blues by   Cindy Botha (New Zealand)
Bathing Mother by   Marcella Remund (USA)
A Barrow From The Marketplace   by   Chris Reed (New Zealand)
Lines from the lateral canthus  by   Rosemary Norman (England)
Sleep Lessons From Birds by   Laura Theis (UK)
The Complete History of the Lyric by   Kyle Vaughn (USA)
Foregone Conclusions by   Dean Gessie (Canada)
With Blackbirds and Pirates by   Eoin Hegarty (Ireland)

Judge: Maurice Riordan

The 10th Five Words International Competition will commence at noon on Tuesday the 12th of April 2022 and continue until the 31st of January 2023.