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    The Maynooth University Library Ken Saro-Wiwa Poetry Competition: Engaging Community and Collections

    Rinehart, David (2021) The Maynooth University Library Ken Saro-Wiwa Poetry Competition: Engaging Community and Collections. An Leabharlann. The Irish Library, 30 (2). ISSN 0023-9542

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    This article details the history and process of establishing the Ken Saro-Wiwa poetry competition and its success in engaging an international and diverse community. This competition is an important aspect of the collection itself as it has helped bring the contents of the collection into the community. The competition has also given people from diverse backgrounds – non-academic, academic, from different ethnicities, races, ages, and nationalities – the opportunity to engage and become part of the collection through poetry. This piece will describe the administration of the competition, the diverse cast of poets, the subsequent podcast featuring the poets from the school category, and, finally, the publication of I am a Man of Peace: Writings Inspired by the Maynooth University Ken Saro-Wiwa Collection in which over 40 poems from the competition dating back to 2018 were published.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Community Engagement; Poetry; Ken Saro-Wiwa;
    Academic Unit: University Library
    Item ID: 14976
    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2021 10:50
    Journal or Publication Title: An Leabharlann. The Irish Library
    Publisher: Library Association of Ireland
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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