The John Hewitt International Summer School of Literature and the Arts Festival

25th – 30th July 2022

Finding the nation:
redefining home and country for a shared future

Poetry Clips

An Archive Of John Hewitt Society Contributors

June 29, 2020
Niall Campbell

Niall Campbell (Scotland) read for the 2015 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Colette Bryce. Niall received an Eric Gregory Award and a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, both in 2011. His debut collection, Moontide (Bloodaxe, 2014), is indebted to the geography and culture of South Uist in the Western Isles, where he was born and raised. […]

November 23, 2020
Kathleen McCracken

Kathleen McCracken was born in Ontario and has lived in Northern Ireland since 1992. She is the author of seven collections of poetry and winner of the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing.

September 21, 2020
Sarah Clancy

Sarah Clancy (Ireland), read the 2019 John Hewitt Society International Summer School in Armagh, alongside Kerry Hardie.  Sarah Clancy lives in Galway with her partner Anne. She has been placed or shortlisted in several of Ireland’s most prestigious written poetry competitions including The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, The Patrick Kavanagh Award and The Listowel Collection of […]

January 11, 2021
Órfhlaith Foyle

Órflhaith was born in Nigeria to Irish missionary parents, living there as well as in Kenya and Malawi. She later lived in Australia, France, Russia, Israel and the United Kingdom. Her home is now in Galway. Órflhaith was born in Nigeria to Irish missionary parents, living there as well as in Kenya and Malawi. She later lived in Australia, France, Russia, Israel and the United Kingdom. Her home is now in Galway. Her work has been published in The Dublin Review, The Wales Arts Review, The Manchester Review, and The Stinging Fly.

June 15, 2020
Conor O'Callaghan

Conor O’Callaghan (Ireland) read for the 2013 John Hewitt International Summer, alongside Julia Copus. Conor has five collections with Gallery Press. His debut, The History of Rain (1993, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and won the Patrick Kavanagh Award. His other collections are Seatown (1999), Fiction (a Poetry Book Society recommendation), The Sun King(2013,) and Live Streaming (2017)—the last two […]

February 8, 2021
Alan Gillis

Alan Gillis was born in Belfast and is Lecturer in English at the University of Edinburgh. He has published four poetry collections with Gallery Press: “Somebody, Somewhere” (2004 winner of the Strong Award for the best first collection in Ireland), “Hawks and Doves (2007, shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize), “Here Comes the Night” (2010), and “Scapegoat” (2014). “The Readiness” was published by Picador in 2020.

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