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An Archive Of John Hewitt Society Contributors

October 26, 2020
David Wheatley

David Wheatley (Ireland / Scotland) read at the 2018 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Ailbhe Darcy.  David was born in Dublin where he studied at Trinity College and edited the student poetry journal “Icarus.” With Justin Quinn he also edited the highly influential poetry journey, “Metre”.  Previously at the University of Hull, he is currently Reader […]

October 19, 2020
Matt Kirkham

Matt Kirkham (England/Ireland) read for the Hewitt at the National Poetry Day Reading in Armagh (2013), alongside Paula Cunningham   Born in Luton, Matt moved to Ireland some time ago and is currently the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator at a school on the Ards Peninsula (Co. Down). He read Mathematics at Cambridge and that field of study […]

May 27, 2020
Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor (Ireland) read for the John Hewitt International Summer School in 2017, alongside Pat Boran and Enda Coyle-Greene. Jessica’s 2014 debut collection, Liffey Swim (Dedalus), was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award. Her second collection, The Quick (Deadlus) was an Irish Times poetry choice of 2019. Writing in Poetry Ireland Review, Siobhan Campbell said of the book: “this poet [is] capable of creating canonical work […]

November 16, 2020
Michael McKimm

Michael McKimm was born in Belfast and grew up near the Giant’s Causeway. A graduate of the Warwick Writing Programme, he won an Eric Gregory Award in 2007 and was an International Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa in 2010. He now lives in London where he works for the Geological Society Library.

July 6, 2020
Paula Cunnigham

Paula Cunningham (Ireland) read in Armagh for the 2013 National Poetry Day celebrations (hosted in conjunction with The John Hewitt Society and The City Chapter), and for the 2014 John Hewitt Spring Festival in Carnlough.  Paula was born in Omagh and lives in Belfast where she works as a dentist. Her pamphlet, A Dog called Chance, […]

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. […]

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