Alan Gillis by Peter MackayRoom to Rhyme: Poetry and Crisis, 1968-1998.

Linen Hall Library, Belfast, 23rd May 2018.

Plenary Address: Edna Longley
Evening Reading – 6.00pm: Michael Longley, Alan Gillis and Colette Bryce.

The Linen Hall Library, Belfast and the University of Reading invite you to a one-day conference to mark 50 years since the NI Arts Council-funded Room to Rhyme tour, when Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney and Davy Hammond brought poetry and song to a society on the brink of thirty years of conflict. The conference aims to generate new perspectives on Northern Irish poetry by attending to its historical and institutional contexts, and to intervene in ongoing debates about the relationship between poetry and politics.

The conference and reading are free but please register to ensure a place: [email protected]

 

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