Poetry and Place in Heaney & Yeats with Alan Gillis
Alan Gillis returns to HomePlace to explore the importance of place in the poetry of WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney.
Poet and critic Alan Gillis is Senior Lecturer in the English Department at Edinburgh University. Part of a new generation of outstanding Belfast poets, alongside Leontia Flynn and Sinad Morrissey, he won the Strong Award for Best First Collection in 2004 and has been shortlisted for both the TS Eliot Prize and the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. A former research fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's, his critical work encompasses a range of major contemporary poets, including Heaney.
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