Trócaire Poetry Competition – Poems from Zimbabwe

The following poems, written by poets from Zimbabwe

  • Changing Skies, Changing Lives
  • My Grandmother, Myself and My Daughter
  • Forty Years Ago
  • The Kids are Alright
  • Get Married My Daughter

were performed at the 2013 Trocaire / Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition Awards at the National Library in Dublin  on 28th May2013.

The performers were Conor Burke, John Cleary, Keelan Dundon and Mary Kiely of the Crooked House Theatre Company from Newbridge Co. Kildare.

Trócaire and Poetry Ireland have for many years worked together in the classroom, using the medium of poetry to explore global justice issues. With our competition, we invite poets of all ages, from primary school through to adult, published or unpublished, to let their imaginations and love of language loose on the chosen theme.

Details of the 2014 Trócaire / Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition will be announced in February 2014

Category: Art, Justice, ZZ_All
About The Author

Trócaire is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland.  We were set up in 1973 by the Bishops of Ireland to express the concern of the Irish Catholic Church for the suffering of the world’s poorest people.