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Featuring T.S. Eliot Prize Winners Roger Robinson & Sinéad Morrissey
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Poetry Clips

An Archive Of John Hewitt Society Contributors

September 21, 2020
Kerry Hardie

Kerry Hardie (Ireland) read the 2019 John Hewitt Society International Summer School in Armagh, alongside Sarah Clancy. Previously, she read with Dennis O’Driscoll and Frank Ormsby for the 2011 John Hewitt Birthday Reading, and with Glenn Patterson for a John Hewitt Society event at the 2011 Banbridge Arts Festival.  Kerry is a poet and novelist. […]

June 29, 2020
Enda Coyle-Greene

Enda Coyle-Greene (Ireland) read for the 2017 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Jessica Traynor and Pat Boran.  Enda was born in Dublin and lives in Skerries, Co. Dublin. She has three collections with Dedalus Press: her debut, Snow Negatives (2007), won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2006; Map of the Last was published 2013; and Indigo, […]

August 24, 2020
Gerry Dawe

Gerry Dawe (Ireland) read for the 2008 John Hewitt Birthday Reading alongside Sinéad Morrissey and Miriam Gamble, and he delivered the John Hewitt Lecture for the 2016 John Hewitt International Summer School. Most recently, along with Cahal Dallat and Heather Richardson, Gerry took part in a discussion on Hewitt for the 2020 Digital Festival of […]

September 28, 2020
Damian Smyth

Damian Smyth (Ireland) was previously a Committee Member of the John Hewitt Society and last read for the Society at the 2019 John Hewitt Birthday Reading, alongside Moyra Donaldson and Maureen Boyle.  Damian is currently Head of Literature and Drama for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and is respected across Ireland for his sustained […]

October 12, 2020
Andrew McMillan

Andrew McMillan (England) read for the 2016 John Hewitt International Summer School alongside Caitriona O’Reilly. Andrew McMillan’s debut collection “physical” (Jonathan Cape, 2015) was the first poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award. And it also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, a Somerset Maugham Award (2016), and an Eric Gregory Award (2016). It […]

November 2, 2020
Joan Newmann

Joan Newmann (Ireland) read at the 2008 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Imtiaz Dharker. Joan is from County Armagh and was a member of the famed Philip Hobsbaum Belfast Group that included James Simmons and Seamus Heaney.  “First Letter Home”, like Heaney's “Eleven Poems”, was published in pamphlet form by Michael Emerson of Queen's […]

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