Poetry and stipends

 

Sir, – The Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Trust are to sponsor two lucky poets with a generous stipend and have invited applications (June 22nd).

Given that Patrick Kavanagh himself estimated that at any given time Ireland could muster a standing army of 10,000 poets, I predict a bulging postbag. – Yours, etc,

RORY E MacFLYNN,

Blackrock,

Co Dublin.