A Poetry Reading with Michael Longley

6:00 pm on Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:30 pm on Thursday, March 21, 2019
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Rabb Lecture Hall
Michael Longley was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he still lives. Longley has published eleven books of poetry. His Collected Poems was published in 2006. His most recent collection, Angel Hill, came out in 2017, as did Sidelines: Selected Prose 1962-2015. His previous collection The Stairwell (2014) won the Griffin International Prize. In 2001 Longley received the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, and he has won the Hawthornden Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize. He is a Freeman of the City of Belfast. Michael Longley was appointed a CBE in 2010, and from 2007 to 2010 he was Ireland Professor of Poetry. In 2017 he received the PEN Pinter Prize, and in 2018 the inaugural Yakamochi Medal: an international poetry prize awarded by Toyama Prefecture Japan.