poetry clips: Conor O'Callaghan 

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

Conor O’Callaghan (Ireland) read for the 2013 John Hewitt International Summer, alongside Julia Copus.

Conor has five collections with Gallery Press. His debut, The History of Rain (1993, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and won the Patrick Kavanagh Award. His other collections are Seatown (1999), Fiction (a Poetry Book Society recommendation), The Sun King(2013,) and Live Streaming (2017)—the last two shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. Paul Maddern has written of his work: “There is methodology in everything O'Callaghan undertakes: in the musicality and inventiveness of form, and in the re-examination of lyric subject matter and imagery.”

His comic sports memoir Red Mist was published by Bloomsbury in 2004 and his debut novel, Nothing on Earth (Doubleday, 2016) met with widespread critical acclaim. Conor served as writer-in-residence at University College, Dublin, taught at Wake Forest University and co-held the Heimbold Chair in Irish Studies at Villanova University. He now teaches at Sheffield Hallam University and divides his time between England and Ireland. 

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 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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