March’s Poem of the Month is ‘Spring’ by Alan Gillis Spring You might have butterflies for no reason, all antsy as if in anticipation of the leaves’ first look-and-see-me. You might crack your nut trying to take in the what of it, its here and this while it lifts its skirts to brush by you, […]
The Gallery Press and Poetry Ireland present the launch of Calling Cards, an anthology of ten younger Irish poets with translations into English. 7.00pm Wednesday 21 November Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1 Tickets: Free, advance registration advised In a novel partnership between Poetry Ireland and The Gallery Press Calling Cards introduces a new generation […]
Due for publication in November and December are the following three titles. The Dead, 1904 by Paul Muldoon/Jean Hanff Korelitz ‘The Dead’ is the greatest story ever written. It presents a complete world in a very few deft strokes. — Paul Muldoon James Joyce’s masterpiece, ‘The Dead’, is set on the Feast of the Epiphany, […]
Room 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 […]
Congratulations to Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh whose ‘The Coast Road’ has made the shortlist of the 2017 Warwick Women in Translation award. https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/…/p…/warwick_announces_shortlist/ The Coast Road by Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, translated from Irish by Michael Coady, Peter Fallon, Tom French, Alan Gillis, Vona Groarke, John McAuliffe, Medbh McGuckian, Paul Muldoon, Michelle O’Sullivan, Justin Quinn, Billy Ramsell, […]
Scapegoat Review – Poetry Magazine Gillis’s skillful modulation of tone and his aphoristic precision allow him to create moments that ring true to feeling and afterthought, articulating the complex emotional resonance of memory. The opening poem, ‘Zeitgeist’, a series of four sonnets, introduces the reader to Gillis’s particular music; phonetically rich and conversational, his […]
“In this wonderful collection, [Here Comes the Night] Gillis’s audacious formal and linguistic virtuosity immerses the reader in a twofold world separated by an invisible screen, a two-way looking glass, through which the poet constantly navigates.” — Alexandra Tauvry, Tower Poetry Read the full review here.