poetry clips: Billy Ramsell 

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

Billy Ramsell (Ireland) read at the 2019 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Tamar Yoseloff.  

Billy has two critically acclaimed collections with Dedalus Press, “Complicated Pleasures” (2007) and “The Architect's Dream of Winter” (2013). He lives in Cork where he co-runs an educational publishing company. He is the former editor of the Irish section of the Poetry International website and in 2013 he judged the Strong Shine award for best first collection by an Irish poet. 

“The Architect's Dream of Winter” was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and recently appeared in Italian translation. He was awarded the Chair of Ireland Bursary for 2013 and has been shortlisted for several other prizes. Recent work has appeared in Poetry, Poetry London, and The Poetry Review and his poem, ‘Lament for Christy Ring’, will be on the 2023-2026 Leaving Cert curriculum.   

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

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The John Hewitt Society provides opportunities for individuals across Northern Ireland to explore issues of difference and identity through literature and creative writing. 

 Inspired by the ideals and ideas of the poet and political writer John Hewitt, The Society was established in 1987 to promote Hewitt’s ethos of utilising literature and the arts as a medium for tackling prejudice, exclusive concepts of identity, and sectarian hostility.

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