About Rhyme Rag

The Rhyme Rag is a poetry publication featuring the work of young Kilkenny writers and was initiated in 2005. Poems were submitted, poems were read, poems were selected by an editor, and then these selected poems were skilfully and wonderfully illustrated by our resident illustrator. We proceeded to produce an annual series of magnificent, unique and distinctive comic style paperback poetry publications. Each issue has been full of emotion – pain, joy, sorrow, anger, frustration, humour and hilarity. Each issue has also been filled with quality writing, excellent poetry year on year…

Basically this project went from strength to strength in a very short space of time. It was a hugely successful publication.

In 2010 the future of the Rhyme Rag was assessed as the Arts Officer felt that the model did not fully utilise the skills and interests of our participants, i.e. It was felt we needed to communicate online… via social networking sites.

And here we have it: the new model. This will maintain all of the creativity, the expression, the production of new work and the presentation of this work.

The work will be submitted and the editor will read and give feedback to a selection of poets. The editor will also select particular poems, two per month, to be published on the site. These poems will be professionally illustrated. Over the years and months we will build a community of poetss and poems. The site will grow and grow over the years and the words, the pictures, the emotions and expression will ooze from this website…

The programme will be complemented by school and library poetry workshops and residencies.

BECOME PART OF IT, SUBMIT A POEM…