Thursday, June 23, 2011

Celebrating James Liddy: "Selected Poems" launch

Tuesday 28 June at 7pm, Irish Writers' Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Arlen House and the Irish Writers’ Centre reflect on the work of this very influential poet.

James Liddy was born in Dublin in 1934 and started publishing with Dolmen Press in the early 1960s. He was a Professor in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for many years, teaching creative writing as well as Irish and Beat literature. James Liddy passed away on 5 November 2008 following a short illness.

Over a fifty-year career he published dozens of collections, pamphlets, limited editions, and ephemera from which poet John Redmond has chosen James Liddy's Selected Poems. The launch of this new collection gives focus to this celebration of Liddy's life and work.

Some colleagues, contemporaries, students, friends, and fans will read from the Selected Poems and reflect on James Liddy's contributions to the Irish literary canon. All are welcome.