Irish Centre for Poetry Studies
John Devitt Poetry Seminars
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John Devitt Poetry Seminars

To honour John Devitt RIP, former Head of English at Mater Dei Institute and a brilliant close reader of poetry, the Irish Centre for Poetry Studies will be holding occasional seminars at which an invited speaker will discuss a poem of their choice. You should participate in these sessions, and they will form part of your work in the Poetry Studies Workshop Module.

HISTORY OF THE SEMINAR

seminar#1: NICHOLAS GRENE ON YEATS’S "A DIALOGUE OF SELF AND SOUL" (13/12/2007)

seminar#2: MARIA JOHNSTON on PLATH’S "ELM" (8/4/2008)

seminar#3: STEPHEN WILSON  ON COLE PORTER’S"ANYTHING GOES" & "YOU'RE THE TOP" (16/9/2008)

seminar#4: NERYS WILLIAMS ON MICHAEL PALMER’S "THE COMPANY OF MOTHS" (9/12/2008)

seminar#5: CRISTANNE MILLER ON EMILY DICKINSON’S"A TOAD, CAN DIE OF LIGHT-" (3/3/2009)

seminar#6: DAVID WHEATLEY ON DEREK MAHON’S "THE FORGER" (31/3/2009)

seminar#7: PATRICK CROTTY ON HUGH MACDIARMID’S"EMPTY VESSEL" (7/4/2009)

seminar#8: GRACA CAPINHA ON CHARLES OLSON’S "PASSAGE 26: THE SOLDIERS" (23/9/2009)

seminar#9: JOHANNA HOORENMAN ON ELIZABETH BISHOP’S "THE MOOSE" (2/12/2009)

seminar#10: KEVIN NOLAN ON MARVELL’S "THE UNFORTUNATE LOVER" (25/02/10)

seminar#11: JONATHAN SILVERMAN ON JOHNNY CASH’S "A BOY NAMED SUE" (23/03/10)

seminar#12: SEAMAS CAIN ON GINSBERG’S “HOWL” (25/9/2010)

seminar#13: JIM KELLY ON “LUING” (7/12/2010)

seminar#14: STEPHEN MATTERSON ON “CUTTINGS” (12/ 2011)

seminar #15: ED Clarke on WALLACE STEVENS (15/12/2012)


seminar #16: RON CALLAN on MARIANNE MOORE (11/12/2013)


seminar #17: TARA STUBBS ON MARIANNE MOORE  (7/12/2014)


seminar #18: RICHARD ALLEN on his own “Minding” (30/11/2015)


seminar #19: BRIGITTE LE JUEZ on Jacques Prevert’s “SONG OF THE SNAILS…” (5/12/2016)