New chair is a poet in his prime

“The Ireland Chair of Poetry was established in 1998 to mark the award to Seamus Heaney of the Nobel Prize for Literature three years earlier. The chair (or professorship) was defined in quite explicit terms by the Nobel Laureate himself when he declared that ‘the post is intended to manifest the value of poetry within our cultural and intellectual life’ …” (more)

[Gerry Smyth, Irish Times, 1 July]


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