Spring 2016 - this course has now passed.

Following the success of the Reading Poetry series, this is a one-day condensation of the principal issues, conflicts and breaks with the past that make up what we know today as contemporary poetry. From the late nineteenth century through the psychic breakdowns, flirtations with politics, pop performance and the great age of translation through to the present it is now a category in itself. The approach is informal, no previous knowledge is assumed, and handouts for reading and discussion will be provided.

Harry Clifton was Ireland Professor of Poetry from 2010 to 2013. His recent publications are The Holding Centre; Selected Poems 1974 – 2004 (Bloodaxe Books) and Ireland and its Elsewheres (UCD Press).

Starts: Sat 20 Feb
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm 
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €80/€70 Members

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