Poetry Reading Series: Irish Voices: Michael Longley

Starts: 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Ends: 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Location: 871 Commonwealth Avenue, CGS, Katzenberg Center, 3rd Floor
URL: http://www.bu.edu/cgs/faculty/poetry-reading-series/

One of the outstanding elegists and war poets of the last four decades, Michael Longley is also preoccupied with love - that "No Man's Land," as he calls it, "between one human being and another'- and the beauty (sometimes savagery) of the natural world. Longley's 1991 "Gorse Fires" won the Whitbread Poetry Prize. His "The Weather in Japan" (2000) won the Irish Times Literature Prize for Poetry, the Hawthornden Prize, and the T.S.Eliot Prize. In 2001 Longley was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He divides his time between Belfast and County Mayo. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe, the Department of Classics (CAS), AGNI, the Institute for the Study of Irish Culture, the BU Center for the Humanities, and the College of General Studies. Please direct any questions to Meg Tyler at mtyler@bu.edu