|Lead organisation||Munster Literature Centre|
|Dates||13-16 February 2013|
The Cork Spring Festival is Ireland’s biggest annual poetry festival. It celebrates Cork as a vibrant poetry scene with international connections. Every February major Irish and international poets gather for four days of readings, discussions, workshops and film.
This year, there will be thirty-five participating poets from ten countries. As well as poets from Ireland, such as Matthew Sweeney, and poets from Canada, Israel and USA, the festival features a special European dimension with poets from England (Kathryn Simmonds), Estonia (Triin Soomets), Malta (Immanuel Mifsud), Slovenia (Tomaz Salamun), Sweden (Håken Sandell) and Wales (Gwyneth Lewis).