Monday, 18 April 2011
Saturday, 16 April 2011
It looks like my critical book is coming out with Seren in July 2012. The full title is: Poetry and Privacy: Questioning Public Interpretations of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry. I'll probably tweak a few things between now and publication day, but the set of chapters, if not the exact sequence, is fairly certain: (a) Mahon (b) Maxwell (c) Heaney and Plath (d) Minhinnick (e) Groarke (f) Burnside (g) Jones and Graham
Friday, 15 April 2011
I've been co-editing the Selected Poems of James Liddy for the past while. On my visit to Madison some weeks ago I was able to meet up with my co-editor, Tyler Farrell, with James's partner, Jim Chapson, and with Alan Hayes, the likely publisher of the book. It's possible that this volume, which will be a relatively selective Selected, may now appear sooner (i.e. this summer) rather than later.