poetry clips: Alan Gillis 

Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

Alan Gillis (Ireland/Scotland) read at the 2015 John Hewitt International Summer School as part of the Gallery Press showcase, alongside Sarah Berkeley and Eamon Grennan. Alan was also a part of the 2016 John Hewitt Birthday Reading, along with poets Iggy McGovern and Emma Must.  

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.

Alan is the author of “Irish Poetry of the 1930’s” (Oxford University Press, 2005) and has co-edited several volumes of criticism, including, with Fran Brearton, the “Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry” (2012), “The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature” (2010), and “Critical Ireland: New Essays in Literature and Culture” (2001).


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Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

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