Remembering John Montague

Remembering John Montague on the first anniversary of his death and recalling what Seamus Heaney said on 14 May 1998 on the occasion of John’s appointment as inaugural Ireland Professor of Poetry: ‘In the course of the past few months, therefore, it has been a moving...

dlr Poetry Now / Irish Times Shortlist

John Montague’s Speech Lessons, has been shortlisted in the Irish Times dlr Poetry Now award 2012. Also shortlisted are Moya Cannon’s Hands (Carcanet Press), Michael Longley’s A Hundred Doors (Cape Poetry),  Bernard O’Donoghue’s Farmers...

Nests of Memory

‘These three fine and finely-produced books all maintain the Gallery gold standard, representing different generations in the contemporary Irish canon. McAuliffe and Quinn, exiles in the UK and Czech Republic respectively, find common ground in their...

Speech Lessons Review

In Speech Lessons the celebrated octogenarian John Montague writes with uncanny accuracy and affection of family, landscape and tradition . . . He writes with optimism, warmth and skill as he reflects on private and  public histories. The ‘Speech Lessons’...
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