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Monday, March 30 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Irish Voices: Poetry Reading by Alan Gillis and David Wheatley

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Alan Gillis teaches creative writing as well as modern and contemporary poetry at the University of Edinburgh. Alan Gillis's books of poetry include Somebody, Somewhere (2004), Hawks and Doves (2007), which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, and Scapegoat (2014), all published by The Gallery Press. As a critic, he is author of Irish Poetry of the 1930s (Oxford University Press, 2005). Gillis co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry (OUP, 2011) with Fran Brearton. He was the editor of Edinburgh Review from 2010 to 2015.

David Wheatley was born in Dublin and is the author of five poetry collections with The Gallery Press, including A Nest on the Waves (2010) and The President of Planet Earth (2017), which was shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now Award, and the critical study Contemporary British Poetry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). He has edited the work of James Clarence Mangan for The Gallery Press, Samuel Beckett’s Selected Poems 1930–1989 for Faber and Faber, and The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry, Vol. IV (WFU Press, 2017). His writing has won various prizes, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Vincent Buckley Prize, and the Friends Provident (Irish) National Irish Poetry Competition. He lives in rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


Monday March 30, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Katzenberg Center, 3rd floor, CGS 871 Commonwealth Avenue