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Contemporary Irish Poets with John Roche

Price: $125.00
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Prod. Code: IRISH19

Poet John Roche in Dublin with James Joyce statue, July 2018


Contemporary Irish Poets 5 week class with John Roche


Where: Jules’ Poetry Playhouse, Placitas, NM


When: September 4 to October 2, 2019

(Five Wednesday nights, 6:30-9:00 pm)


Cost: $125

(Class Limited to Twelve Students, plus one Scholarship)

Scholarship info: email



A five-week course beginning with the legacies of Seamus Heaney and John Montague, then focusing on living Irish poets like Michael Longley, Paul Muldoon, Eavan Boland, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Medb McGuckian, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Mark Granier, and Paula Meehan. We’ll also consider three Irish poets who visited New Mexico recently, Kevin Higgins, Eamonn Wall, and Annemarie Ní Churreáin. This class will concentrate on reading and discussion. No lectures or tests. But we will try our hand at some poetry writing exercises.

About the instructor: John Roche is Associate Professor Emeritus of English at Rochester Institute of Technology (where he taught creative writing and literature courses, including Irish Literature), and Co-Director of Jules’ Poetry Playhouse. He holds an MA in Anglo-Irish Literature from University College Dublin, as well as a PhD in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Roche is also a poet who has published four books of poems and produced a number of poetry anthologies, including, most recently, the Poets Speak series.