Jessamine O’Connor from Roscommon won the adult category for her poem ‘Meet Me for Coffee’ in the 2017 Poetry Day Ireland and Butlers poetry competition.
Poets were invited to submit poems that mentioned either chocolate or coffee, or that gave a flavour of a coffeehouse or café.
Four of the winning poets, two adults and two children will have their poems printed on Pocket Poem cards, which will be distributed in all 19 Butlers Chocolate Café branches on Poetry Day Ireland, 27th of April 2017.
Jessamine’s first prize also includes a pass for the Butlers Chocolate Experience; a ticket to every poetry event in either the International Literature Festival Dublin (20th-28th of May), Cúirt International Festival of Literature (23rd-30th of April), or to West Cork Literary Festival (14th-21st of July); and a two-year subscription to Poetry Ireland Review.
On Poetry Day Ireland (27th of April) pick up a copy of the winning works on ‘pocket poem cards’ in Butler’s Cafés. Customers who recite a poem when ordering on Poetry Day Ireland will also receive an extra complimentary chocolate!