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

25th – 30th July 2022

Finding the nation:
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Poetry Clips

An Archive Of John Hewitt Society Contributors

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
Eoghan Walls

Eoghan was born in Derry and studied English and Philosophy at University College, Dublin before receiving both an MA and a PhD from the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University, Belfast. He taught Creative Writing at Queen’s University Belfast, the Open University, and for the SUISS program at Edinburgh University, before being appointed Lecturer in Creative Writing at Lancaster University.

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.

September 14, 2020
Tamar Yoseloff

Tamar Yoseloff reads poetry for The John Hewitt Society. Tamar was born in the US and attended Sarah Lawrence College. She moved to the UK in 1987 and received an MPhil in Writing from the University of Glamorgan in 2003 and a PhD in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University in 2010.

November 30, 2020
Maurice Riordan

This week's poetry clip is from Maurice Riordan.

Maurice was born in Co. Cork. He is published by Faber and in 2004 he was selected as one of the Poetry Society's 'Next Generation' poets. His first collection, “A Word from the Loki” (1995), was nominated for the T. S. Eliot Prize, as was “The Water Stealer” (2013). “Floods” (2000) was a Book of the Year in the Sunday Times and Irish Times. “The Holy Land” (2007) won the Michael Hartnett Award and his new collection, “The Shoulder Tap”, is forthcoming in 2021.

Maurice read at the 2008 John Hewitt International Summer School,

September 28, 2020
Gail McConnell

Gail McConnell (Ireland) read alongside Noel Monaghan for an event organised by the John Hewitt Society and City Chapters (Armagh) to celebrate 2019 National Poetry Day. Gail lives in Belfast and is a Senior Lecturer in English at Queen’s University Belfast where she is also the convenor of the MA in Poetry: Creativity and Criticism […]

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