Wake: Up to Poetry
Louis MacNeice Poetry Evening
On May 17th, in conjunction with Ireland’s National Poetry Day celebrations, contemporary poets gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of Louis MacNeice’s death. Sinéad Morrissey, Ciaran Carson, Lucy Caldwell, and others joined together for readings at Ulster Hall in Belfast. MacNeice also has an international appeal, as demonstrated by the participation of Bermudian poet Paul Maddern (as noted in Bernews: Bermuda Poet to Participate in MacNeice Tribute).
To learn more about Louis MacNeice, please visit the Literary Belfast profile of this important poet. If you can’t afford a trip to Belfast to celebrate in person, join Wake Forest Press in marking the anniversary with your own copy of MacNeice’s Collected Poems, just published this month and hot off the press!