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  • Date and time: Thursday 27 February 2020, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

Writers at York

‘Poetry happens when the sense can’t be separated from the sound of the sense.’ (Alan Gillis)

Alan Gillis has published a Selected Poems in the USA with Wake Forest University Press:  Scapegoat and Other Poems (2016). This gathered work from four poetry books published by The Gallery Press: Scapegoat (2014), Here Comes the Night (2010), Hawks and Doves (2007) and Somebody, Somewhere (2004), which won the Strong Award for Best First Collection in Ireland. The Readiness is forthcoming from Picador in May 2020. Alan has also been shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot prize, and for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. He was selected as a ‘Next Generation Poet’ by the Poetry Book Society in the UK in 2014.

As a critic he is author of Irish Poetry of the 1930s (2005), and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry (2012), both published by Oxford University Press. From 2010-2015 he was editor of the Edinburgh Review.

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop


Matthew Campbell