Poèmes et Aphorismes (1989–2015) published

Voici enfin les œuvres poétiques de 1989 à 2015 de Giovanna. Poète et peintre flamboyante, admirée de quelques-uns des plus grands poètes et peintres du siècle, de Henri Michaux à François Rouan et Pierre Alechinsky, aux côtés d’Hervé Télémaque, de Gherasim Luca et du dernier groupe surréaliste, elle peut enfin être lue et relue, et … Continue reading

The Shaping of English Poetry – Volume IV published

This fourth volume of essays under the title The Shaping of English Poetry consolidates the work of the previous three volumes on the great subjects of English literature in the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The Norman Conquest of England built upon the rich foundation of Anglo-Saxon England but did not destroy it; thus the present … Continue reading

Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? published

For France the First World War, or Great War, was a war of national self-defence, but for Britain it was not. Does that mean that French literary treatments of this unimaginably destructive war were very different from British ones? Not necessarily – but much can be learned from considering both traditions side by side, something … Continue reading

Book launch: ‘Slight Return’: Paul Muldoon’s Poetics of Place

‘Slight Return’: Paul Muldoon’s Poetics of Place by Anne Karhio will be launched at 5pm on Monday 27 March in the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies at NUI Galway. Professor Sean Ryder of the NUI Galway English department will speak at the launch. Please click here for more information.   This … Continue reading

John Berryman: Centenary Essays published #WorldPoetryDay

Drawing on the proceedings of two conferences organized to celebrate the centenary of John Berryman’s birth in 2014, John Berryman: Centenary Essays provides new perspectives on a major US American poet’s work by critics from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. In addition to new readings of important aspects of Berryman’s development … Continue reading

‘Slight Return’: Paul Muldoon’s Poetics of Place published

This volume examines the relationship between poetic language and place in the work of Paul Muldoon. Through a close reading of the formal and stylistic aspects of his poems, the book explores the question of how poetry as an art form can be engaged to map the complex exchanges between language and the material, phenomenal, … Continue reading

Geoffrey Hill published

Geoffrey Hill (1932–2016) was often hailed as one of the most important – and one of the most difficult – poets of his lifetime. This book is a timely investigation into a writer whose work seems simultaneously to invite analysis and to refuse explanations of its sensuous, allusive language. It provides an introduction to Hill’s … Continue reading

Mick Imlah: Selected Prose chosen by Andrew Motion as TLS Book of the Year

Andrew Motion has chosen Mick Imlah: Selected Prose, edited by André Naffis-Sahely and Robert Selby, as one of his 2015 Books of the Year in the 27 November issue of the Times Literary Supplement. He writes that the pieces gathered in the book describe “a marvellously alert mind, in which high seriousness and good humour … Continue reading

Robert Selby in conversation with Patrick David Roberts on Mick Imlah

Click here to listen to Robert Selby discussing the poet Mick Imlah with Patrick David Robertson, editor of the Next Review. Robert recently co-edited Mick Imlah: Selected Prose, which is available for purchase here.   As well as a highly respected poet and editor, Mick Imlah (1956–2009) was one of the finest literary critics of … Continue reading

Excerpt from Mick Imlah: Selected Prose published by Scottish Poetry Library

Click here to read an excerpt from Mick Imlah: Selected Prose, published today on the Scottish Poetry Library’s website. The piece comes from Imlah’s 1994 review of Douglas Dunn’s poetry collection Dante’s Drum-kit. As well as a highly respected poet and editor, Mick Imlah (1956–2009) was one of the finest literary critics of his generation. … Continue reading

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