poetry clips: Padraig Regan 

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

Padraig Regan (Ireland) first attended the John Hewitt International Summer School as a bursary recipient and, in 2014, read at the School for The Lifeboat Press event, alongside Caitlin Newby. They also read in Belfast for the Hewitt Society’s contribution to Culture Night 2016, again alongside Caitlin Newby.

Padraig won an Eric Gregory Award in 2015 while a student at the Seamus Heaney Centre (Queen’s University Belfast), where they now teach. Padraig’s debut pamphlet, Delicious (Lifeboat, 2016), confirmed them as one of the most promising and thought-provoking writers in Ireland today. Their second pamphlet, Who Seemed Alive and Altogether Real (Emma Press, 2017) was further proof of Padraig taking Irish poetry in new directions and was described by critic Dave Coates as, “[…] warm, tactile, sharp-witted, with a handful of real masterpieces.” Padraig is one of the founders of the highly regarded Tangerine Magazine, where they serve as Contributing Editor.

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an archive of john hewitt society contributors 

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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