The Ireland Chair of Poetry Trust is saddened to hear of the death of the first holder of the Chair, John Montague. John Montague held the position of the Ireland Professor of Poetry from 1998 to 2001 and was a supporter of the Trust until the time of his death. Sheila Pratschke, Chair of the […]
Thanks to UCD School of English and the Irish Poetry Reading Archive we have a recording of Paula Meehan, Ireland Chair of Poetry (2013-2016) in conversation with Jody Allen Randolph, Adjunct Professor, School of English, Film and Drama, UCD on Wednesday 13th April in the National Library of Ireland. The event was organised by the […]
The Ireland Chair of Poetry Trust is delighted to announce the launch of the lectures of Paula Meehan from her tenure as Ireland Professor of Poetry in a book entitled ‘Imaginary Bonnets with Real Bees in them’, published by UCD Press. The launch will take place at 6pm in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin […]
Today, Friday 27 May, President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins announced that Eiléan Ni Chuilleanáin has been awarded the prestigious position of The Ireland Professor of Poetry 2016, commencing 1 November 2016 (until 31 October 2019). Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin will be the seventh Irish Professor of Poetry, taking up the position from its current holder, Paula Meehan, […]
We’re delighted to announce an addition to the annual Ireland Chair of Poetry programme for 2016! The National Library of Ireland will host a conversation between The Ireland Professor of Poetry, Paula Meehan and Jody Allen Randolph, UCD on Wednesday 13th April at 7pm. The event will take place in the Seminar Room in the […]
The trustees of the Ireland Chair of Poetry recently named Keith Payne as the recipient of the annual Ireland Chair of Poetry bursary. The poet was nominated by the current Professor of Poetry, Paula Meehan, and her nomination was welcomed and confirmed by the trustees of the Board of the Ireland Chair of Poetry. The […]
The Ireland Professor of Poetry, Paula Meehan will be reading from her own work in the J.M. Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin at 7pm on Wednesday 20th January. All welcome. Please RSVP here.
Professor Paula Meehan will give her third lecture as the Ireland Profesor of Poetry in Theatre M, Newman Building (Arts Block), University College Dublin, Belfield, on Thursday 26th November at 7.30 pm. To reserve a place please contact Niamh McCabe at firstname.lastname@example.org To hear the lecture follow this link.
Dublin Book Festival present ‘The Poet’s Chair’ on 14th November at the Boy’s School, Smock Alley Theatre. We are delighted that Dublin Book Festival will host an event with the current, and the two most recent, Ireland Chairs of Poetry as part of their exciting programme for 2015. All three poets will join with Armintha Wallace (features […]
Professor Paula Meehan will complete her term as Ireland Professor of Poetry in October 2016 and the Ireland Chair of Poetry Trust now invites nominations to fill this prestigious role. The Chair is tenable for a period of three years (non-renewable) during which time the holder will be attached to each of the three universities […]