Landscapes of Irish and Greek Poets published

Landscapes of Irish and Greek Poets juxtaposes two countries on the margins of Europe that display many affinities: Ireland and Greece. It investigates the ways in which contemporary poetry from both countries engages with external and internal landscapes, bringing together essays by poets and scholars, poems in English and Greek and interviews with the Irish … Continue reading

Book launch: Writing the Great War

Nicolas Bianchi and Toby Garfitt’s edited collection Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? will be launched in the Common Room, History Faculty at the University of Oxford on Tuesday 28 November at 5.30 pm. The launch will take place during the drinks reception to follow Professor John Horne’s valedictory Leverhulme lecture … Continue reading

New student guide: William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience

William Blake (1757–1827) is one of the most significant figures in the history of English poetry. He is also one of the most mysterious, most challenging, and most frequently misunderstood. His Songs of Innocence and of Experience, on the surface so simple, are laden with mysteries that seem to deepen on every reading. In this … 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

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

Robert Selby and André Naffis-Sahely on Mick Imlah

Click here to read Robert Selby and André Naffis-Sahely’s piece about Mick Imlah on the Faber & Faber blog. Robert and André are the editors of Mick Imlah: Selected Prose, which can be read as a companion volume to Imlah’s Selected Poems, published by Faber & Faber shortly after the poet’s death in 2010. As well … Continue reading

One week to go – book launch for Mick Imlah: Selected Prose

One week to go until the launch of Mick Imlah: Selected Prose, edited by André Naffis-Sahely and Robert Selby with a preface by Professor Mark Ford. All are welcome at this event, which will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 22 September in the English Department Common Room at University College London. The speakers will … Continue reading

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