Wake: Up to Poetry
"The act of poetry is a rebel act."
John Montague receives honorary doctorate from University College Dublin
John Montague was one of five holders of the Ireland Chair of Poetry to receive an honorary doctorate from University College Dublin on Bloomsday. Brian Donnelly, of the UCD School of English, Drama & Film, spoke of how Montague’s poetry reflects the passion and determination of the Irish. “… It has been his vocation to give voice to that culture whose long colonial history exploded both literally and metaphorically in 1969. John Montague’s gift and mission have been to record memories and to articulate feelings and aspirations of a common humanity, not only in his verse but in his vivid memoirs and stories.”
Wake Forest University Press will publish John Montague’s most recent book of poetry Speech Lessons in April.