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  The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry - Cambridge University Press
In the last fifty years Irish poets have produced some of the most exciting poetry in contemporary literature, writing about love and sexuality, violence and history, country and city.
Ireland in poetry, 1999, 1949, 1969 Matthew Campbell; 2.
From Irish mode to modernisation: The poetry of Austin Clarke John Goodby; 3.
www.cambridge.org /uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521012457   (415 words)

  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Towards the last quarter of the century, modern Irish poetry has tended to a wide range of diversity, from the poets of the Northern school to writers influenced by the modernist tradition and those facing the new questions posed by an increasingly urban and cosmopolitan society.
Their poetry also changed, with a move away from the syllabic verse of the schools to accentual metres, reflecting the oral poetry of the bardic period.
John Hewitt (1907–1987), whom many consider to be the founding father of Northern Irish poetry, also came from a rural background but lived in Belfast and was amongst the first Irish poets to write of the sense of alienation that many at this time felt from both their original rural and new urban homes.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Irish_poetry   (4678 words)

 274   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This course is concerned with Modern Irish literature as the politically articulate inscription of complex and multiple intersections of history, class and culture.
Indeed, Irish history locates the modern Irish state in the political fact of appropriation by the Tudor kings in the 1600's, from which ensues those complicated doublings -- English and Irish, Anglo-Irish and Celt, landowner and tenant, colonialist and colonized, "West Briton" and insurrectionist -- negotiated in that literature.
against the background of a late-flourishing Gaelic or Irish literature; the various nationalisms proposed and critiqued in Yeats, Synge, and Joyce; and latterly, modern and contemporary Irish poetry and prose for its various recursions to and departures from a postcoloniality of mind.
www.haverford.edu /engl/sp01%20courses/EnglH274B.html   (359 words)

 Verse: Poetry Anthologies and Thousands of Poems. Bartleby.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Six centuries of the best poetry in the English language constitute the 883 poems of this unsurpassed anthology.
At times violent, always honest, Sassoon’s poetry expresses his conviction of the brutality and waste of war in grim, forceful, realistic verse.
This partial collection of Shelley’s poetry reveals his philosophy, a combination of belief in the power of human love and reason, and faith in the perfectibility and ultimate progress of man.
www.bartleby.com /verse   (1007 words)

  Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How
The history of Irish poetry is complicated by the fact that since at least the 14th century it has been the history of two poetries, one in Irish language and the other in English language.
Poetry in Irish represents the oldest vernacular poetry in Europe.
John Hewitt (1907-1987), whom many consider to be the founding father of Northern Irish poetry, also came from a rural background but lived in Belfast and was amongst the first Irish poets to write of the sense of alienation that many at this time felt from both their original rural and new urban homes.
www.irelandinformationguide.com /Irish_poetry   (3850 words)

 Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry
Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry covers many groups and movements--from the Georgians to the poets of the New Apocalypse and the Auden group and from the Movement to the New Generation--paying special attention to neglected modernist traditions.
Ideal for general readers and for courses in modern and contemporary British and Irish poetry and literature, this anthology provides an unprecedented, inclusive portrait of the century's poetry in Britain and Ireland.
While its coverage of Welsh poetry of this period could be better, this is counterbalanced by a very astute view of Irish poetry, which brings mportant figures to notice (above all in the UK and the USA, where they are almost unknown) such as Devlin, Coffey, Joyce, Walsh and others.
www.xmlwriter.net /books/viewbook/Anthology_of_Twentieth_Century_British_and_Irish_Poetry-019512894X.html   (1225 words)

 The Poetry Center at Smith College
The New York Times calls Seamus Heaney a "poet of the everyday," and the Irish poet, teacher, critic, and translator likens his pen to his father’s spade, a tool with which he excavates truths both large and small.
A master of form, Heaney’s elegantly constructed poems are grounded in the mundane realities of the everyday, even as they are electrified by the complexities of a politicized world.
He is the author of 12 books of poetry, several works of criticism, and a diverse range of well-received translations, including his internationally best-selling adaptation of Beowulf, and, most recently, The Burial at Thebes, a new translation of Sophocles’ Antigone.
www.smith.edu /poetrycenter/poets/sheaney.html   (191 words)

 The End of Irish Poetry | Slog | The Stranger's Blog | The Stranger | Seattle's Only Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Joycean scholars are happy to locate the Irish dialect as the source of the impressive achievements of Irish poetry in the 20th century.
The poetry is from the people; it is their revenge on their conquerors (as Tricky put it in another cultural and historical context: “We will master your language.”)
Irish poetry in English over there seems to be giving way to Irish poetry in Irish.
www.thestranger.com /blog/2006/12/the_end_of_irish_poe.php   (329 words)

 Powell's Books - The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry (Cambridge Companions to Literature) by Matthew ...
The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
Irish poets have produced some of the most exciting poetry in contemporary literature over the last fifty years.
He is the author of Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry (Cambridge, 1999) and of numerous articles on Victorian poetry, Irish poetry and contemporary poetry.
www.powells.com /biblio?isbn=0521012457   (288 words)

 WFU | Wake Forest University Press
.This poetry is remarkable both for its use of metaphor and simile to create striking images that gleam and build into a luminous tapestry as the collection progresses, but also for its attentiveness to words as sounds that powerfully reverberate.
He is one of the brightest stars of the generation of Irish poets born in the 1960s.
The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry: Volume 1 is a representative anthology meant to introduce to a broader audience a number of Irish poets, some young, some in their prime, who have not appeared widely before in North America.
www.wfu.edu /wfupress/recently-published.html   (1088 words)

 Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He is the convenor of the M.A. in Irish Writing on which he offers courses on Irish prose and drama, and has supervised research in many areas including the Revival, women’s writing, contemporary poetry and fiction, and the literature of the Troubles.
His current major projects are a book on Irish autobiography from the seventeenth century to the present and a book on ideas of place in contemporary Northern Irish poetry.
Valerie Miller is the Administrator of the International Summer School in Irish Studies and also provides administrative support to the director and fellows of the Institute.
www.qub.ac.uk /iis/staff   (690 words)

 §2. Gaelic Poetry. IX. Anglo-Irish Literature. Vol. 14. The Victorian Age, Part Two. The Cambridge History of ...
Gaelic poetry resolves itself roughly into fairy poetry or pagan supernatural poetry, early and later religious poetry, nature poetry, war poetry, love poetry and what may be termed official poetry, i.e.
The early war poetry does not call for special comment beyond this; as was to have been expected, it largely consists of laudations of chieftains of a fiercely barbaric kind, and abounds with picturesque descriptive phraseology.
Of official poetry, it may be said that its technique is extremely elaborate and, since it was necessary to put as much thought as possible into each self-contained quatrain, its condensations often make very hard sayings of these early ranns.
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 Poetry Ireland
The respect accorded poetry was all that Spenser found admirable in Gaelic culture, although in 'Colin Clouts' he contrasts the simple honesty of his Kilcolman estate with the rancour of London.
Thomas Moore was aware of the limitations of the verse he wrote to accompany his modified Irish airs in the early nineteenth century, but their success across all classes and their penetration of highest echelons of English society are unprecedented.
WB Yeats's poetry is the central pinion that engages the wheels of politics and society.
www.poetryireland.ie /irishpoetry/poetryinenglish.html   (2102 words)

 Irish American Post
From the seminal, imaginative, provocative poetry of James Liddy, who didn't publish in Ireland for many years, to Eamonn Wall's refreshing insightful poetry which blends Irish and American perspectives, many of the poets who left Ireland in the 1970s and '80s are making profound statements which are crucial for the future of Irish poetry.
Poetry by women had the inevitable (for women's art) disparaging reviews of the "kitchen-sink-poetry" variety in those early days; but the democratization of Irish poetry had begun and was unstoppable.
Mary O'Malley is one of the few contemporary poets to explore the conflicts of regional identity, the place of the Irish language in Europe and the universality of poetry.
www.gaelicweb.com /irishampost/year2001/03march/featured/featured04.html   (898 words)

 Irish culture and Irish customs - World Cultures European
Whether it's an Irish symbol such as the shillelagh, the Shamrock and the Book of Kells or an Irish craft like Aran Isle knitting, you'll discover a wide range of topics in our index.
Perhaps the most iconic of Irish dolmens, it is one of over 70 megalithic tombs located in The Burren in Co. Clare.
The monument to the Irish Brigade at The Wheatfield.
www.irishcultureandcustoms.com   (1344 words)

 English Literature: Module: lit3024 : Modern Irish Poetry
The ability to produce an independently-researched piece of work on Irish poetry.
A sophisticated grasp of concepts relating to genre, theme and context in poetry.
A critical approach to the main poetic developments in the last century of Irish poetry.
www.shef.ac.uk /english/modules/lit3024/objs.php   (125 words)

 Contemporary Irish Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Irish poets since Yeats have produced a body of work that is both adept in formal craft and diverse in subject matter.
Her poetry leaves one with strongly etched images: the series "Paintings" presents tableaux at once intensely concrete and allegorical, as in the poem, "Woman Found Dead Behind Salvation Army Hospital." Her collections include "The Man Who Was Marked by Water," (1991) and "Pillow Talk" (1994).
Publication of Irish poetry continues to be dynamic and varied, with the emergence of younger poet/publishers such as Justin Quinn and David Wheatley, of the journal Metre.
www.writerscentre.ie /anthology/monroe.html   (3967 words)

 EN 3266: Contemporary Irish Poetry
Irish poetry has one of the liveliest traditions of writing in English.
This module will study a representative selection of contemporary Irish poetry in the broader context of how Irish poets define their sense of vocation and craft in relation to their society.
The basic requirements are that you show the ability to relate poetry to intrinsic issues (concerning form, style and language) as well as extrinsic issues (the relation of the poet to his times and place).
courses.nus.edu.sg /course/ellpatke/EN3266/index2006.htm   (1172 words)

 Celtic Poetry
Celtic poets may be better known as bards and though the Irish and Scottish peoples poets also came to be known as either file or bard, originally there was a distinction in rank between the two with the hereditary file having the higher status and greater training.
Poets were expected to develop a knowledge of a huge number of traditional stories, of poetry and legal matters as well as the skills to create his or her own poetry, and yet the basic inspiration could be gifted from otherworld sources.
It is important to remember that Irish poetry is cyclic and the last line should end with the first syllable word or the complete line.
www.thepoetsgarret.com /celtic1.html   (1326 words)

 Poetry Daily Feature: Eamon Grennan - Still Life with Waterfall   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eamon Grennan is an Irish citizen, the Dexter M. Ferry, Jr.
Professor of English at Vassar College, and the 2002 Heimbold Professor of Irish Studies at Villanova University.
In this stunning new collection, Grennan broadens his unwavering focus on the natural world and turns it inward to explore the complex realm of human love, sex, and desire.
www.poems.com /stillgre.htm   (270 words)

 John Goodby's Postgraduate Seminars
The module considers the variety of mid-century Irish poetry through a number of canonical and lesser-known figures of the period.
It explores the ways in which dominant notions of 'Irishness' and 'Ulsterness' were explored, refashioned and challenged by poets between 1930 and 1960.
These include the relationship between violence and art, the importance of religion (particularly as it relates to issues of gender), the interaction of history with text, of postcolonialism, and the politics of identity, and the role of 'low' or popular filmic and pulp genres.
www.swan.ac.uk /english/postgrad/JohnG   (417 words)

 Bokkilden » Irish Poetry and the Construction of Modern Identity - Stan Smith
Irish Poetry and the Construction of Modern Identity
A second generation of Irish Modernists, Beckett, MacNeice, Devlin, Coffey, MacGreevy, Fallon, Clarke, sought ways out of the introverted, exclusivist and sectarian closure of 1930s Ireland, in part by a revolt against Yeats's nationalist rhetoric.
In subverting and relativising these discourses, the postmodernist poetry of the last half-century has returned to some of the key issues raised but not resolved by the first generation of Irish Modernists, to imagine a new and contemporary Ireland, open to the cross-currents of a wider, European and international semiotics.
www.bokkilden.no /SamboWeb/produkt.do?produktId=1498061&rom=MP   (219 words)

 The Irish Poet, Irish Poety and the Cassidy Family Contribution
The purely lyrical poetry of ancient Ireland was that of the professional bard attached to the court of a king or chieftain, or that of a monk or itinerant bard.
A further characteristic of early Irish poetry is the love of nature and recording its phenomena with exquisite precision.
In Gaelic culture, poetry and stories served as inspiration for songs that have been passed down to the present.
www.cassidyclan.org /irishpoetry.htm   (894 words)

 Poetry Daily Feature: Mutsuo Takahashi - On Two Shores: New and Selected Poems   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mutsuo Takahashi was born in Japan in 1937, and educated at Fukuoka University of Education.
There is, too, a simplicity to the poetry which belies a maturity and wisdom reminiscent of the folk-tale.
In more than one poem, the barrier between the individual and an object in the landscape, whether it is a well, or a disused railway station, becomes blurred.
www.poems.com /ontwotak.htm   (304 words)

 Dr. Jefferson Holdridge
Irish Literature from Swift to contemporary period, with particular emphasis on W.B.Yeats and Twentieth-Century Irish Poetry
ENG 368- Irish Poetry of the Twentieth Century
Research Fellowship in the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's University, Belfast, awarded June 2000.
www.wfu.edu /english/bios/holdridge.htm   (948 words)

 Kennys: Irish Poetry Books - Kennys Irish Bookshop, Galway, Ireland
During the eighteenth century this poetic tradition was mingled with the savage satire fo the acerbic Swift or the rural idyll of the more rustic Goldsmith and produced a romantic nationalist verse that was to sustain Ireland throughout the nineteenth century.
Then came W.B Yeats, the celtic twilight and the Irish renaissance and Irish poetry faced the twentieth century with a growing strength and confidence that was to give it a worldwide status.
In fact, poetry is so imbedded in the Irish cultural landscape that it caused John Montague to remark: "Poetry is the Whiskey of the Soul, Prose is the Stout/ Let them both pour out."
www.kennysirishbookshop.ie /categories/irishpoetry   (259 words)

 Salmon Publishing | Irish Poetry, Ireland , Poetry, Publishing, Literary Publishing
Taking its name from the Salmon of Knowledge in Celtic mythology, Salmon was established in 1981 with the publication of The Salmon, a journal of poetry and prose, as an alternative voice in Irish literature.
Robert Greacen was born of Scots and Irish stock in Derry/ Londonderry on 24th October 1920.
A master of poetic nuance in his prose work, his poetry is at once immediate, subtle, revealing, political, philosophical and magical.
www.salmonpoetry.com   (1200 words)

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