poetry clips

an archive of john hewitt society contributors

Short readings by poets who contributed to public events organised by The John Hewitt Society. 

Featured Poetry Clips

May 19, 2020
Jean Bleakney

Jean Bleakney (Ireland) has conducted workshops and literary garden tours for the Society and she read for the John Hewitt International Summer School in 2017, alongside Lorna Shaughnessy. Jean is paired with the late Eavan Boland on the CEA’s A-level syllabus in Northern Ireland. Born in Newry, Co Down, Jean studied biochemistry at Queen’s University […]

May 18, 2020
Billy Collins

Billy Collins (USA) read with Seamus Heaney for the opening night of the 2008 John Hewitt International Summer School. Such was the demand for tickets that both poets generously agreed to an additional reading the following night. Collins also conducted a Masterclass for the Summer School in 2019 and read with Kathryn Maris. Described by […]

All Poetry Clips

The John Hewitt Society is both proud and fortunate to be associated with a diverse range of international poets. Each week we will share poetry clips from two more poets assayed with the society. The table below is subject to growth and change but if you sign up to our mailing list you'll get advance notice straight to your inbox.
DatePoet 1Poet 2
25-May-2020Billy CollinsJean Bleakney
1-Jun-2020Luke KennardJess Traynor
8-Jun-2020Sinead MorrisseyPadraig Regan
15-Jun-2020Conor O’CallaghanStephen Sexton
22-Jun-2020Tess GallagherGrace Wells
29-Jun-2020Niall CampbellEnda Coyle-Greene
6-Jul-2020Tom FrenchPaula Cunningham
13-Jul-2020Mona ArshiScott McKendry
20-Jul-2020Nessa O’MahonyMaria McManus
27-Jul-2020Vona GroarkeSean Hewitt
3-Aug-2020Eiléan Ní ChuilleanáinMaureen Boyle
10-Aug-2020Frances LevistonCiaran Berry
17-Aug-2020Sasha DugdaleCaitlin Newby
24-Aug-2020Gerry DaweMatt Bryden
31-Aug-2020Jane YehMiriam Gamble
7-Sep-2020Moyra DonaldsonRita Ann Higgins
14-Sep-2020Kerry HardiePaul Batchelor
21-Sep-2020Mary Jean ChanSarah Clancy
28-Sep-2020Katie DonovanTamar Yoseloff
5-Oct-2020Andrew McMillanGail McConnell
12-Oct-2020Ian DuhigMatt Kirkham
19-Oct-2020David WheatleySusie Dickey
26-Oct-2020Damian SmythÓrfhlaith Foyle
2-Nov-2020Pat BoranLorna Shaughnessy
9-Nov-2020Paul MaddernMike McKimm
16-Nov-2020Paul PerryIggy McGovern
23-Nov-2020Philip GrossKathleen McCracken
30-Nov-2020Ruth CarrSiobhan Campbell
7-Dec-2020Alan GillisKim Moore
14-Dec-2020Maurice RiordanMary O’Donnell

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