Matthew Campbell, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry (Cambridge UP 2003), 294pp.

1: Contemporary Irish Poets

Allen, Fergus
The Brown Parrots of Providencia. London: Faber, 1993.
Mrs Power Looks Over the Bay. London: Faber, 1999.
Who Goes There? London: Faber, 1996.

Barry, Sebastian
Fanny Hawke Goes to the Mainland Forever. Dublin: Raven Arts, 1987.
The Rhetorical Town. Dublin: Dolmen, 1985.
The Water Colourist. Dublin: Dolmen, 1983.

Beckett, Samuel
Collected Poems 1930-1978. London: John Calder, 1984.
Disjecta: Miscellaneous Writings and a Dramatic Fragment, ed. Ruby Cohn. London: John Calder, 1983.

Harvey, Laurence. Samuel Beckett: Poet and Critic. Princeton University Press, 1970.

Berkeley, Sara
Facts About Water. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, -1994.
Home Movie Nights. Dublin: Raven Arts, 1989.
Penn. Dublin: Raven Arts, 1986.

Boland, Eavan
Against Love Poetry: Poems. New York: Norton, 2001.
Code. Manchester: Carcanet, 2001.
Collected Poems. Manchester: Carcanet & New York: Norton, -1995.
The Lost Land. Manchester: Carcanet, 1998; New York: Norton, 1999.
‘Moving Statues’. The Writer and Religion. Ed. William Gass and Loren Cuoco. International Writer’s Center Series. Carbondale and Edwardsville, Il.: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000. 13-21.
Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time. London/Vintage; New York: Norton, 1996.

Clutterbuck, Catriona. ‘Irish Critical Responses to Self-Representation in Eavan Boland, 1987-1995’. Colby Quarterly 35.4 (Dec. 1999).
‘Irish Women’s Poetry and the Republic of Ireland: Formalism as Form’. Ray Ryan (ed.). Writing in the Irish Republic: Literature, Culture, Politics. London and New York: Macmillan and St. Martin’s, 2000.
Irish University Review: Eavan Boland Special Issue, 1 (1993).

Bolger, Dermot

Taking My Letters Back, New and Selected Poems. Dublin: New Island Books, 1998.

Boran, Pat

As the Hand, the Glove. Dublin: Dedalus, zoo r. Familiar Things. Dublin: Dedalus, 1993.
The Shape of Water. Dublin: Dedalus, 1996.
The Unwound Clock. Dublin: Dedalus, 1990.

Bryce, Colette

The Heel of Bernadette. London: Picador, 2000.

Cannon, Moya

Oar. Galway: Salmon, 1990. The Parchment Boat. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1997.

Carson, Ciaran

The Ballad of HMS Belfast. Loughcrew. Gallery Press, 1999.
Belfast Confetti. Meath: Gallery Press, 1989.
‘Escaped from the Massacre?’ Honest Ulsterman, 5o (Winter, 1975), 183-6. First Language. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1993.
The Inferno of Dante Aligheri. London: Granta, 2001. The Irish for No. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 1987.
Last Night’s Fun: A Book about Irish Traditional Music. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996.
The New Estate. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1976.
Opera Et Cetera. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1996.
Selected Poems. Winston Salem NC: Wake Forest University Press, 2001. The Star Factory. London: Granta, 1997.
The Twelfth of Never. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1998.


Brearton, Fran. ‘Mapping the Trenches: Gyres, Switchbacks and Zig-zag Circles in W.B. Years and Ciaran Carson’. Irish Studies Review, 9. 3 (Dec. 2001), 373-86.
Houen, Alex. ‘Re-placing Terror: Poetic Mappings of the Northern Ireland “Troubles”’, Terrorism and Modern Literature from Joseph Conrad to Ciaran Carson. OUP, 2002.
Interview by Rand Brandes. Irish Review, 8 (Spring, 1990).
Interview by Frank Ormsby. Linen Hall Review (April, -1991).

Clarke, Austin

A Penny in the Clouds. Dublin: Moytura, 1990.
Collected Poems, ed. Liam Miller. Dublin: Dolmen, 1974.
‘Love in Irish Poetry and Drama’, Motley, 1: 5 (October 193z), 3-4. Poetry in Modern Ireland. Cork: Mercier, 1951.
Reviews and Essays of Austin Clarke, ed. Gregory A. Schirmer. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1995.
Selected Poems, ed. Hugh Maxton. Dublin: Lilliput, rggi. Twice Round the Black Church. Dublin: Moytura, 1990.


Brown, Terence. ‘Austin Clarke: Satirist’, in Ireland’s Literature. Gigginstown: Lilliput, 1988.
Corcoran, Neil. ‘The Blessings of Onan: Austin Clarke’s Mnemosyne Lay in Dust’, Irish University Review, 13: 1 (Spring 1983).
Davie, Donald: ‘Austin Clarke and Padraic Fallon’, in Douglas Dunn (ed.), Two Decades of Irish Writing: A Critical Survey. Manchester: Carcanet, 1975.
Denman, Peter. ‘Austin Clarke: Tradition, Memory and Our Lot’, in Terence Brown and Nicholas Grene (eds.). Tradition and Influence in Anglo-Irisb Poetry. London: Macmillan, 1989.
Goodby, John. TheProuder Counsel of Her Throat”: Towards a Feminist Reading
of Austin Irish University Review, 29: 2 (Autumn/Winter 1999).
Halpern, Susan. Austin Clarke,His Life, and Works. Dublin: Dolmen, 1974.
Harmon,Maurice. Austin Clarke: A Critical Introduction. Dublin: Wolfhound, 1989.
Harmon, Maurice (ed.). Irish University Review: Austin Clarke Special Issue, 4: 1 (1974).
Kinsella, Thomas. ‘The Poetic Career of Austin Clarke’, Irish University Review, 4: 1 (1974).
McCormack, W.J. ‘Austin Clarke: The Poets as Scapegoat of Modernism’, in Patricia Coughlan and Alex Davis (eds.). Modernism and Ireland: The Poetry of the 1930s. Cork University Press, 1995. Poetry Ireland Review: Special Austin Clarke Supplement, zz, 3 (198 8).
Schirmer, Gregory A. The Poetry of Austin Clarke. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1983.
Tapping, Craig. Austin Clarke: A Study of his Writings. Dublin: Dolmen, 1981.

Clifton, Harry

The Desert Route: Selected Poems. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1992.
Night Train Through the Brenner. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1994.

Coffey, Brian

Poems and Versions, 1929-1990. Dublin: Dedalus, 1991.


Moriarty, Dónal. The Art of Brian Coffey. Dublin: University College Dublin,

Cronin, Anthony

New and Selected Poems. Manchester: Carcanet, 1982.
Minotaur. Dublin: New Island Books, 1999.

Delanty, Greg

American Wake. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1995.
The Blind Stitch. Manchester: Carcanet, 2001.
Cast in the Fire. Dublin: Dolmen, 1986.
Southward. Dublin: Dedalus, 1992.
The Hellbox. Oxford University Press, 1998.

de Paor, Louis

Próca Solais is Luatha. Dublin: Coiscéim, 1988.
30 Dán. Dublin: Coiscéim, 1992.
Seo, Siúd agus Uile. Dublin: Coiscéim, 1996.
Corcack, agus dánta eile. Dublin: Coiscéim, 1999.

Devlin, Denis

Collected Poems of Denis Devlin, ed. J.C.C. Mays. Dublin: Dedalus, 1989.


Davis, Alex. A Broken Line: Denis DevIin and Irish Poetic Modernism. University College Dublin, 2000.

Durcan, Paul

Crazy about Women. Dublin: National Gallery of Ireland, 1991.
Cries of an Irish Caveman. London: Harvill, 2002.
Daddy, Daddy. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1990.
Give Me Your Hand. London: Macmillan, 1994.
A Snail in My Prime: New and Selected Poems. London: Harvill, 1993.


McCracken, Kathleen. Radical Vision: Paul Durcan. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 2003.
Toibin, Colm (ed.). The Kilfenora Teaboy: A Study of Paul Durcan. London: Dufour, 1996.

Egan, Desmond

Selected Poems, ed. Hugh Kenner. Omaha: Creighton University Press, 1992.

Fallon, Padraic

Collected Poems. Manchester: Carcanet, 1990.

Fiacc, Padraic

Missa Terribilis. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1986.
Ruined Pages. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1994.
The Selected Padraic Fiacc. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1979.
Semper vacare. Belfast: Lagan, 1999.

Fitzmaurice, Gabriel

Ag Síobshúil chun an Rince. Dublin: Coiscéim 1995.
Giolla na Amhrán. Dublin: Coiscéim 1998.
The Village Sings. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnachta.
A Wren-boy’s Carnival: Poems 1980-2000. Dublin: Wolfhound. 2001.

French, Tom

Touching the Bones. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 2001.

Grennan, Eamon

Facing the Music: Irish Poetry in the Twentieth Century. Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2000.
Relations: New and Selected Poems. St Paul, MN: Graywolf, 1998.
Selected and New Poems. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 2000.
Still Life with Waterfall. Loughcrew: Gallery Press and St Paul MN: Graywolf, 2002.

Groarke, Vona

Shale. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1994.
Other People’s Houses. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1999.
Flight. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 2002.

Hardie, Kerry

A Furious Place. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1996.

Hartnett, Michael

Adbarca Broic. Dublin: Gallery Press, 1978
A Farewell to English. Dublin: Gallery Press, 1975
Selected and New Poems. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1994.

Heaney, Seamus.

‘An. Open Letter’, A Field Day Pamphlet, 2 (Derry: Field Day, 1983).
Beowulf (trans.) London: Faber; New York: Norton, 1999.
Death of A Naturalist. London: Faber, 1966.
Door into the Dark. London: Faber, 1969.
Electric Light. London: Faber, 2001.
Finders Keepers: Selected Prose, 1971-2001. London: Faber; New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2002.
North. London: Faber, 1975.
The Government of the Tongue. London: Faber, 1988.
The Haw Lantern. London: Faber, 1987.
Opened Ground: Poems, 1966-1996. London: Faber; New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998.
Preoccupations: Selected Prose 1968-1978. London: Faber, 1980.
Seeing Things. London: Faber, 1991.
Station Island. London: Faber, 1984.
(trans.) Sweeney Astray. London: Faber, 1984.
The Redress ofPoetry. London: Faber, 1995.
The Spirit Level. London: Faber, 1996.
‘Voices Behind a Door: Robert Frost’, Poetry Review 83:4 (Winter 1993-94).
Wintering Out. London: Faber, 1972.


Allen, Michael. ‘The Parish and the Dream: Heaney and America, 1969-1987’. The Southern Review 31.3 (July, 1995).
Allen, Michael. ed. Seamus Heaney: A Collection of Critical Essays. London: Macmillan, 1997.
Brandes, Rand. ‘Seamus Heaney: An Interview’, Salmagundi, No. 80 (Fall 1988).
Carson, Ciaran. ‘Escaped from the Massacre?’ [review of North] Honest Ulsterman, 50 (Winter, 1975).
Cavanagh, Clare. ‘From the Republic of Conscience: Seamus Heaney and Eastern European Poetry’, Harvard Review 6 (Spring 1994).
Corcoran, Neil. The Poetry ofSeamus Heaney. London: Faber, 1998.
Deane, Séamus. ‘Unhappy and at Home: Interview with Seamus Heaney’, The Crane Bag, vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 1977).
Hart, Henry. Seamus Heaney: Poet of Contrary Progressions. Syracuse University Press, 1991, P. 31.
Kinahan, Frank. Interview with Seamus Heaney, Critical Inquiry 8.3 (Spring -19 81).
Lloyd, David. ‘”Pap for the dispossessed”: Seamus Heancy and the Poetics of Identity’, in Anomalous States: Irish Writing and the Post-Colonial Moment. Dublin: Lilliput, 1993.
Morrison, Blake. Seamus Heaney. London: Methuen, 1982.
O’Donoghue, Bernard. Seamus Heaney and the Language of Poetry. Brighton: Harvester, 1994.
Parker, Michael. Seamus Heaney: The Making of the Poet. University of Iowa, 1993.
Tobin, Daniel. Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney. Lexington: University of Kentucky, 1999.
Vendler, Helen. Seamus Heaney. Cambridge: Harvard University, 1998.

Hewitt, John

Ancestral Voices: the Selected Prose of John Hewitt, ed. Tom Clyde. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1987.
The Collected Poems of John Hewitt, ed. Frank Ormsby. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1991.

Higgins, Rita Ann

An Awful Racket. Newcastle: Bloodaxe Books, 2001.
Goddess on the Mervue Bus. Galway: Salmon, 1986.
Philomena’s Revenge. Galway: Salmon, 1992.
Sunny Side Plucked: New and Selected Poems. Newcastle: Bloodaxe Books, 1996.
Witch in the Bushes. Galway: Salmon, 1988.


Sullivan, Moynagh. ‘Assertive Subversions: Comedy in the Work of Julie O’Callaghan and Rita Arm Higgins’. Verse 16, 2 [n.d.].

Hughes, John

The Devil Himself. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1996.
Negotiations with the Chill Wind, Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1991.
The Something in Particular. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1986.

Hutchinson, Pearse

Collected Poems. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 2002.

Iremonger, Valentin

Sandymount, Dublin: New and Selected Poems. Dublin: Dedalus, 1988.

Jenkinson, Biddy

Ambras Neimbe. Dublin: Coiscéim, 1997.
Baisteadh Gintlí. Dublin: Coiscéim, 1986.
Dàn na hUidhre. Dublin: Coiscéim, 1991.
An Grád Riabhach. Dublin: Coiscéim, 2000.
Rogha Dánta. Cork University Press, 1999.
‘A View from the Whale’s Back’, Poetry Ireland Review, 52 (Spring, 1993), 61-69.

Joyce, Trevor

With the first dream of fire they hunt the cold: a body of work 1966/2000. Dublin: New Writers’ Press/Cullompton: Shearsman, 2001.
‘The Point of Innovation in Poetry’, in Harry Gilonis (ed.), For the Birds: Proceedings of the First Cork Conference on New and Experimental Irish Poetry. Sutton: Mainstream Poetry/Dublin: hardPressed Poetry, 1998 [sic].

Kavanagh, Patrick

Collected Poems. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1964.
Collected Pruse. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1967.
The Green Fool. London: Michael joseph, 1938.
Kavanagh’s Weekly. Dublin, 12 April-15 July, 1952.
Selected Poems, ed. Antoinette Quinn. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1996, 2000.
Tarry Flynn. London: Pilot, 1948.


Agnew, Una. The Mystical Imagination of Patrick Kavanagh. Dublin: Columba, 1991.
Allison, Jonathan. Patrick Kavanagh: A Reference Guide. New York: G.K. Hall, 1996.
Gifford, Terry. ‘The Anti-Pastoral Tradition’. Pastoral. London and New York: Routledge, 1999.
Grennan, Eamon. ‘From Simplicity to Simplicity: Pastoral Design in Kavanagh’. Facing the Music: Irish Poetry in the Twentieth Century. Creighton University Press, 1999.
Heaney, Seamus. ‘From Monaghan to the Grand Canal’. Preoccupations: Selected Prose 1968-1978, London: Faber, 1980.
‘The Placeless Heaven: Another Look at Kavanagh’. Finders Keepers. London: Faber, 2001.
Kavanagh, Peter. Patrick Kavanagh: Man and Poet. The Curragh: Goldsmith, 1987.
Kennelly, Brendan. ‘Patrick Kavanagh’s Comic Vision’. Ariel (July, 1970).
Kiberd, Declan. ‘Underdeveloped Comedy: Patrick Kavanagh’. Irish Classics. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000.
Longley, Edna. ‘Pastoral Theologies’. Poetry and Posterity. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 1000.
Longley, Edna. ‘Poetic Forms and Social Malformations’. The Living Stream: Literature & Revisionism in Ireland. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 1994.
Montague, John. ‘A Speech from the Dock’. The Figure in the Caveand OtherEssays, ed. Antoinette Quinn. New York: Syracuse University Press, 1989.
Nemo, John. Patrick Kavanagh. Boston: Twayne, 1979.
O’Loughlin, Michael. After Kavanagh. Dublin: Raven Arts, :1985.
Quinn, Antoinette. Patrick Kavanagb: A Biography. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 2001.
Quinn, Antoinette. Patrick Kavanagh: Born-Again Romantic. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 1991.
Warner, Alan. Clay is the Word: Patrick Kavanagh, 1904-67. Dublin: Dolmen, 1973.

Kennelly, Brendan

Cromwell. Dublin: Beaver Row, 1983.
Selected Poems. Dublin: Kerrymount, 1985.
The Book of Judas. Newcastle: Bloodaxe Books, 1991.


Persson, Ake. Betraying the Age: Social and Artistic Process in Brendan Kennelly’s Work. Gothenburg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, 2000.

Kinsella, Thomas

Collected Poems 1956-2001. Manchester: Carcanet, 2001.
The Dual Tradition: An Essay on Poetry and Politics in Ireland. Manchester: Carcanet, 1995.
(trans.) with Sean 0 Tuarna. An Duanaire: Poems of the Dispossessed. Dublin: Dolmen, 1981.
‘The Irish Writer’, in Davis Mangan Ferguson: Tradition and the Irish Writer. Dublin: Dolmen, 1970.
(ed.). The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse. Oxford University Press, 1986.


Brian, John. Reading the Ground: The Poetry of Thomas Kinsella. Washington: CUA Press, 1996.
Harmon, Maurice. The Poetry of Thomas Kinsella. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1975.
Irish University Review Special Issue: Thomas Kinsella. 31, 1 (Spring/Summer, 2001).
Jackson, Thomas H. The Whole Matter: The Poetic Evolution of Thomas Kinsella. Dublin: Lilliput, 1995
McCormack, W. J. ‘Politics or Community: Crux of Thomas Kinsella’s Aesthetic Development’, Tracks 7 (1987).

Longley, Michael

An Exploded View. London: Gollanz, 1973.
Gorse Fires, London: Jonathan Cape, 1991.
No Continuing City. London: Macmillan, 1969.
The Ghost Orchid. London: Jonathan Cape, 1995.
Poems 1963-1983, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986.
The Weather in Japan. London: Jonathan Cape, 2000.
Tuppenny Stung: Autobiographical Chapters. Belfast: Lagan, 1995.


Johnstone Robert, ‘The Longley Tapes’, [interview], Honest Ulsterman, 7 8 (Summer 1985).
McDonald, Peter. ‘Micheal Longley’s Homes’, Mistaken Identities: Poetry and Northern Ireland. Oxford: Clarendon, 1997.
Peacock, Alan J., & Kathleen Devine (eds.). The Poetry of Micbael Longley. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 2000.

MacGreevy, Thomas

Collected Poems of Thomas MacGreevy, ed. Susan Schreibman. Dublin: Anna Livia, 1991.

Mac Lochlainn, Gearóid

Sruth Teangacha / Stream of Tongues (Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2002).

MacNeice, Louis

Collected Poems. ed. E.R. Dodds. London: Faber, 1966.
Selected Literary Criticism. ed. Alan Heuser. Oxford: Clarendon, 1987.
Selected Prose. ed. Alan Heuser. Oxford: Clarendon, 1990.
Selected Plays eds. Alan Heuser and Peter McDonald. Oxford: Clarendon, 1993.


Brearton, Fran. ‘Louis MacNeice Between Two Wars’, in The Great War in Irish Poetry. Oxford University Press, 2000.
Brown, Terence. Louis MacNeice. Sceptical Vision. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1975.
Devine, Kathleen and Alan Peacock (eds.). Louis MacNeice and his Influence. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1998.
Longley, Edna. Louis MacNeice: A Study. London: Faber, 1988.
McDonald, Peter. Louis MacNeice: The Poet in His Contexts. Oxford: Clarendon, 1991.
McKinnon, William T. Apollo’s Blended Dream: A Study of the Poetry of Louis MacNeice. London: Oxford University Press, 197.
Marsack, Robyrt. The Cave of Making: The Poetry of Louis MacNeice. Oxford: Clarendon, 1982..
Stallworthy, Jon. Louis MacNeice. London: Faber, 1995.

Mahon, Derek

Antarctica. Dublin: Gallery Press, _1985.
Collected Poems, Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1999 and Chester Springs: Dufour, 2000.
Lives. Oxford University Press, 1972.
(trans.). Jaccottet, Philippe, Selected Poems. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1988. journalism: Selected Prose, 1970-1995. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1995.
Night-Crossing. Oxford University Press, 1968. Poems 1962-1978. Oxford University Press, 1979.
‘Poetry in Northern Ireland’. Twentieth Century StlidiCs, 4 (Nov. 1970). The Hudson Letter. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 199 s.
The Hunt By Night. Oxford University Press, 1982.
The Snow Party. Oxford University Press, -1975.
The Yellow Book. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1997.


Haugton, Hugh. ‘On Sitting Down to Read “A Disused Shed in County Wexford” Once Again’. Cambridge Quarterly, 3-1, 2 (2001).
Irish University Review: Derek Mahon Special Issue. 24, 1 (1994).
Kelly, Willie. ‘Each Poem for me is a New Beginning’, interview with Derek Mahon, The Cork Review 1.3 (June 1981).
Kennedy-Andrews, Elmer (ed.). The Poetry of Derek Mahon. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 2002.
‘An interview by Terence Brown`. Poetry Ireland Review 14 (Autumn 1985).
‘Q & A with Derek Mahon’. Irish Literary Supplement (Fall 1991).
Scammell, William, interview with Derek Mahon. Poetry Review. 81.1 (Summer, 1991).

Mathews, Aidan

According to the Small Hours. London: Jonathan Cape, 1998.
Exit/Entrance. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1990.
Minding Ruth. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1983.
Windfalls. Dublin: Dolmen, 1977.

Maxton ‘ Hugh

[see also W.J. McCormack]

Gubu Roi: Poems & Satires, 1991-1999. Belfast: Lagan, 2000.
Jubilee for Renegades: Poems 1976-1980. Dublin: Dolmen, 1981.
Passage (with surviving poems). Bradford on Avon, 1985.
The Puzzle-Tree Ascendant. Dublin: Dedalus, 1988.
Waking: An Irish Protestant Upbringing. Belfast: Lagan, 1997.

McCabe, James

The White Battlefields of Silence. Dublin: Dedalus, 1999.

McCarthy, Thomas

Mr Dineen’s Careful Parade: New & Selected Poems. London: Anvil Press Poetry, 1999.

McDonald, Peter

Adam’s Dream. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 1996.
As If. Oxford: Thumbscrew, 2001.
Biting the Wax. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 1989.
Mistaken Identities: Poetry and Northern Ireland. Oxford: Clarendon, 1997.
Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill. Oxford University Press, 2002.

McGuckian, Medbh

Captain Lavender. Loughcrew: Winston Salem: Wake Forest University Press, 1994.
Drawing Ballerinas. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 2001.
The Flower Master. Oxford University Press, 1981.
Marconi’s Cottage. Winston Salem: Wake Forest University Press and Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1991.
On Ballycastle Beach. Oxford University Press, 1987.
‘Rescuers and White Cloaks: Diary 1968-69’, My Self, My Muse: Irish Women Poets Reflect on Life and Art. Ed. Patricia Boyle Haberstroh. New York: Syracuse University Press, 2001.
Selected Poems, 1978-1994. Winston-Salem: Wake Forest University Press and Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1997.
Shelmalier. Winston-Salem: Wake Forest University Press and Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1998.
Soldiers of Year Two. Winston-Salem: Wake Forest University Press, 1002.
Venus and the Rain. Oxford University Press, 1984.


Brandes, Rand. ‘Interview with Medbh McGuckians’, Chattaboochee Review. 16.3 (Spring, 1996).
Hobbs, John. ‘”MyWords Are Traps”: An Interview with Medbh McGuckian’. New Hibernia Review, 2. 1 (Spring, 1998).
Murphy, Shane. ‘Obliquity in the Poetry of Paul Muldoon and Medbh McGuckian’. ~ire-Ireland, 31.3-4 (1996).

Meehan, Paula

Mysteries of the Home: Selected Poems. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 1996.

Mhac an tSaoi, Máire

An Cion go dtí Seo. Dublin: Sáirsáil - Ó Marcaigh, 1987, rep. 1988.

Trasládáil. Belfast: Lagan, 1997.

Montague, John

A Chosen Life. London: Duckworth, 2002.
Collected Poems. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1995.
The Figure in the Cave and Other Essays, ed. Antoinette Quinn. Dublin: Lilliput & New York: Syracuse University Press, 1989.
The Rough Field, Dublin: Dolmen, 197z.
Smashing the Piano. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1999.


Irish University Review: John Montague Special Issue. 19, 1 (1989).

Mooney, Martin

Grub. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1993.
Rasputin and his Children. Blackwater, 2000.

Morrissey, Sinéad

Between Here and There. Manchester: Carcanet, 2002.
There Was Fire in Vancouver. Manchester: Carcanet, 1996.

Muldoon, Paul

Collected Poems: 1968-1998. London: Faber and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001.
‘Getting Round: Notes Towards an Ars Poetica.’ Essays in Criticism, 4 8, 1 (April, 1998).
New Weather, 2nd edn. London: Faber, 1994.
The Prince of the Quotidian. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1994.
To Ireland, I. Oxford University Press, 2000.


Batten, Guinn. ‘”HeCould Barely Tell One from the Other”: The Borderline Disorders of Paul Muldoon’s Poetry’. South Atlantic Quarterly, 95, 1 (Winter, 1996).
Keller, Lynn.’An Interview with Paul Muldoon’. Contemporary Poetry, 35.1 (Spring, 1994).
Kendall, Tim. Paul Muldoon. Bridgend: Seren, 1996.
Kendall, Tim, and Peter McDonald (eds.). Paul Muldoon: Critical Essays. Liverpool University Press, 2003.
Murphy, Shane. ‘Obliquity in the Poetry of Paul Muldoon and Medbh McGuckian’. Eire-Ireland 31, 3-4 (1996).
Murphy, Shane. ‘”TheEye that Scanned It”: The Picture Poems of Heaney, Muldoon, and McGuckian’. New Hibernia Review, 4.4 (Winter, 2000).
Smith, Kevin. ‘Lunch with Pancho Villa’. [interview] Rhinoceros 4 (1990).
Tell, Carol. ‘Utopia in the New World: Paul Muldoon’s America’. Bullan 2-2 (1996).
Wills, Clair. Reading Paul Muldoon, Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 1998.

Murphy, Richard

Collected Poems. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1999.
The Kick: A Memoir. London: Granta, 2002..


Harmon, Maurice (ed.). Richard Murphy: Poet in Two Traditions. Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 1978.

Ní Chuilleandin, Eiléan

Acts and Monuments. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, r972..
The Brazen Serpent. Winston Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press and Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1991.
The Girl Who Married the Reindeer. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 2002.
The Magdalene Sermon. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1989 and Winston Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press, 1991.
‘Nuns: A Subject for a Woman Writer’. My Self, My Muse: Irish Women Poets Reflect on Life and Art. Ed. Patricia Boyle Haberstroh. Syracuse University Press, 2001.
The Rose Geranium. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1981.
The Second Voyage. Winston Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press and Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1977.
Site of Ambush. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1975.


Kerrigan, John. ‘Hidden Ireland: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Munster Poetry’. Critical Quarterly 40.4 (Winter 1998).
Johnston, Dillon. ‘”OurBodies’ Eyes and Writing Hands”: Secrecy and Sensuality in Ní Chuilleanáin’s Baroque Art’. Gender and Sexuality in Modern Ireland, Anthony Bradley and Maryann Gialanella Vahulis (eds.). Amherst, MA.: University of Massachusetts, 1997.

Ní Dhomhnaill, Nuala

[with] Paul Muldoon (trans.). The Astrakhan Cloak. Winston Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press and Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1991.
Cead Aighmis. An Daingean: An Sagart, 1998.
Feis. Maynooth: An Sagart, 1991.
‘The Hidden Ireland: Women’s Inheritance’, in Theo Dorgan (ed.). Irish Poetry Since Kavanagh. Dublin: Four Courts, 1996.
Pharaoh’s Daughter. Winston Salem: Wake Forest University Press and Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1990.
Selected Poems/Rogha Dánta. Michael Hartnett (trans). Dublin: Raven Arts, 1988.
The Water Horse. Medbh McGuckian and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (trans.). Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1999 and Winston Salem: Wake Forest University Press, 2000.
‘Why I Choose to Write in Irish’. The New York Times Book Review, January 8 1995.
Hollo, Kaarina. ‘Acts of Translation: An Interview with Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill’. Edinburgh Review 99 (Spring 1998).
McDiarmid, Lucy and M. Durkan. ‘Question and Answer: Nuala N1 Dhomhnaill’. Irish Literary Supplement (Fall 1987).
Sewell, Frank. Modern Irish Poetry: A New Alhambra. Oxford University Press, 2001.

O’Callaghan, Conor

The History of Rain. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1993.
Seatown. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1999.

O’Callaghan, Julie

Edible Anecdotes. Dublin: Dolmen, 1983.
No Can Do. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 2000.
What’s What. Newcastle: Bloodaxe 1991.

Ó Direáin, Máirtín

Béasa an Tuir. Dublin: An Clóchomhar, 1984.
Craobhóg Dán. Dublin: An Clóchomhar, 1986.
Dánta 1939-1979. Dublin: An Clóchomhar, 1980.


Mac Giolla Léith, Caoimnhin (ed.), Cime Mar Chách: Aistí ar Máirtín Ó Direáin. Dublin: Coiscéim, 1993.

O’Donoghue, Bernard

Gunpowder. London: Chatto, 1995.
Here nor There. London: Chatto, 1999.
The Weakness. London: Chatto, 1991.

O’Driscoll, Denis

The Bottom Line. Dublin: Dedalus, 1994.
Hidden Extras. Dublin: Dedalus, 1987.
Kist. Dublin: Dolmen, 1982.
Long Short Story. Dublin: Dedalus, 1993.
Quality Time. London: Anvil, 1997.
Troubled Thoughts, Majestic Dreams: Selected Prose. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 2001. Weather Permitting. London: Anvil, 1999.

O’Grady, Desmond

The Headgear of the Tribe: Selected Poems. Ed. Peter Fallon. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1979.
The Road Taken: Poems 1956-96. University of Salzburg Press, 1996.

O’Loughlin, Michael

Another Nation: New and Selected Poems. Dublin: New Island Books, 1996.

O’Malley, Mary

A Consideration of Silk. Galway: Salmon, 1990.
The Knife in the Wave. Galway: Salmon, 1993.
Where the Rocks Float. Galway: Salmon, 1997.

Ó Muirthile, Liam

Tine Chnámh. Dublin: Sáirséal Ó Marcaigh, 1984.
An Peann Coitianta. Dublin: Combat, 1991.
Dialann Bóthair. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1991.
An Peann Coitianta 2: 1992-1997. Dublin: Cois Life Tta, 1997.
Walking Time: agus dánta eile. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2000.

O’Reilly, Caitriona

The Nowhere Birds. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 2001.

Ó Ríordáin, Seán

Eireaball Spideoige. 1952. Dublin: Sáirséal agus Dill, 1986
Brosna 1964. Dublin: Sáirséal agus Dill, 1987.
Tar Éis Mo Bháis 1978. Dublin: Sáirséal agus Dill, 1986.
Ó Coileáin, Seán, Seán Ó Riordàin: Beatha agus Saothar. Dublin: An Clóchomhar, 1982, rep. 1985.


Sewell, Frank. ‘Seán Ó Ríordáin: Joycery-Corkery-Sorcery’, in The Irish Review, 23 (Winter 1998).
Ormsby, Frank. The Ghost Train. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1995. A Northern Spring. London: Secker and Warburg, 1986. A Store of Candles. Oxford University Press, 1977.

Ó Searcaigh, Cathal

An Bealach ’na Bhaile / Homecoming. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1993.
Na Buachaillí Bána. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1996.
Out in the Open. (trans. Frank Sewell), Indreabhdn: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1997.
An Tnúth leis an tSolas. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2001.


Longley, Michael. ‘A Going Back to Sources’. Poetry Ireland Review 39 (Autumn, 1993).
Sealy, Dúghlas, Untitled review of Ó Searcaigh. Homecoming/ An Bealach ’na Bhaile, in Comhar (July 1993).
Sewell, Frank. Modern Irish Poetry: A New Alhambra. Oxford University Press, 2001.

Ó Siadhail, Michael

Poems: 1975-1995. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 1999.

Ó Tuairisc, Eoghan / Eugene Watters

Lux Aeterna. Dublin: Allen Figgis, 1964.
The Week-End of Dermot and Grace. Dublin: Allen Figgis, 1964.


Poetry Ireland Review: Eugene Watters Special Issue, No. 13 (Spring 1985).

Paulin, Tom
The Day-Star of Liberty: William Hazlitt’s Radical Style. London: Faber, 1998. Fivemiletown. London: Faber, 1987.
The Invasion Handbook. London: Faber, 2002.
Liberty Tree. London: Faber, 1983.
The Strange Museum. London: Faber, 1980.
Walking a Line. London: Faber, 1994.
The Wind Dog. London: Faber, 1999.
Writing to the Moment: Selected Critical Essays, 1980-1996. London: Faber, 1996.


Flint, Kate, ‘Face to Face’ [interview], The English Review 4.1 (September, 1993).
Hardy, Jane. ‘The Dust over a Battlefield’. [interview], Poetry Review 87.1 (Spring, 1997).
Hughes, Eamonn. ‘Q&A with Tom Paulin’. Irish Literary Supplement 7.1 (1991).
Raphael, Tom. “The Promised Land”. [interview], Oxford Poetry 7.1 (1983).

Powerscourt, Sheila

Sun Too Fast. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1974.

Quinn, Justin

Fuselage. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 2002.
‘The Irish Efflorescence’. Poetry Review vol. 91 no. 3 (Autumn 2001).
The ‘O’o’a’Bird. Manchester: Carcanet, 1995.
Privacy. Manchester: Carcanet, 1999.

Redmond, John

Thumb’s Width. Manchester: Carcanet, 2001.

Rooney-Céspedes, Aidan

Day Release. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 2000.

Rosenstock, Gabriel

Conlán: dánta le Seamus Heaney. Dublin: Coiscéim, 1989.
Rogha Rosenstock. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnacta, 1994.

Sheerin, Joe

A Crack in the Ice. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1995
Elves in the Wainscotting. Manchester: Carcanet, 2002.

Simmons, James

Poems 1956-1986. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1986.

Sirr, Peter

Bring Everything. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 2000.
The Ledger of Fruitful Exchange. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1995.
Marginal Zones. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1984.
Talk ‘ Talk. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, -1987.
Ways of Falling. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1991.

Sweeney, Matthew

Selected Poems. London: Jonathan Cape, 2002.

Tinley, Bill

Grace. Dublin: New Island Books, 2001.

Wheatley, David

Misery Hill. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 2000. Thirst. Loughcrew: Gallery Press, 1997.

Wingfield, Sheila

Collected Poems 193 8-1983. London: Enitharmon, 1983.

Wyley, Enda

Eating Baby Jesus. Dublin: Dedalus, 1994. Socrates in the Garden. Dublin: Dedalus, 1998.

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2: Contemporary Poetry Anthologies
  • Barry, Sebastian (ed.). The Inherited Boundaries: Younger Poets of the Republic of Ireland. Dublin: Dolmen, 1986.
  • Bolger, Dermot (ed.). The Bright Wave / An Tonn Gheal. Dublin: Raven Arts, 199-1.
  • Crotty, Patrick (ed.). Modern Irish Poetry: An Anthology. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1995.
  • Dawe, Gerald (ed.). The Younger Irish Poets. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1982.
  • Dawe, Gerald (ed.). The New Younger Irish Poets. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1991.
  • Deane, Seamus (gen. ed.). The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, 3 vols. Derry: Field Day Publications, 1991.
  • Delanty, Greg and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill (eds.). Jumping off Shadows: Selected Contemporary Irish Poets. Cork University Press, 1995.
  • Denvir, Gearóid (ed.). Duanaire an Chéid. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2000
  • Duffy, Noel and T. Dorgan (eds.). Watching the River Flow: A Century in Irish Poetry. Dublin: Poetry Ireland, 1999.
  • Fallon, Peter and Derek Mahon (eds.). The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1990.
  • Fitzmaurice, Gabriel (ed.). Irish Poetry Now: Other Voices. Dublin: Wolfhound, 1993.
  • Kennelly, Brendan (ed.). The Penguin Book of Irish Verse. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1979.
  • Kiberd, Declan (ed.). ‘Contemporary Irish Poetry’, in Deane (ed.), The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Volume 111. Derry: Field Day Publications, 1991.
  • Kiberd, Declan and Gabriel Fitzmaurice (eds.). An Crann faoi Bbldth / The Flowering Tree. Dublin: Wolfhound, 1991.
  • Kinsella, Thomas (ed.). The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse. Oxford University Press, 1986.
  • Longley, Edna (ed.). The Bloodaxe Book of 2oth Century Poetry from Britain and Ireland. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 2001.
  • Longley, Michael (ed.). 20th Century Irish Poems. London: Faber, 2002.
  • Mahon, Derek (ed.). The Sphere Book of Modern Irish Poetry. London: Sphere Books, 1971.
  • Montague, John (ed.). Bitter Harvest: An Anthology of Contemporary Irish Verse. New York: Scribner, 1989.
  • Montague, John (ed.). The Faber Book of Irish Verse. London: Faber, 1974.
  • Muldoon, Paul (ed.). The Faber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry. London: Faber, 1986.
  • O’Brien, Peggy (ed.). The Wake Forest Book of Irish Women’s Poetry 1967-2000. Wake Forest University Press, 2000.
  • Ormsby, Frank (ed.). Poets of the North of Ireland, ind edn. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1990.
  • Ormsby, Frank (ed.). A Rage for Order: Poetry of the Northern Ireland Troubles. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1992.
  • Various editors. The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Vols IV & V: Woman’s Writing and Traditions. Cork University Press, 2002.

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Contemporary Irish Poetry Criticism
  • Andrews, Elmer (ed.). Contemporary Irish Poetry. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1991.
  • Andrews, Elmer (ed.). ‘The Belfast Group.. A Symposium’. Honest Ulsterman 54 (Nov/Dec 1976).
  • Brearton, Fran. The Great War in Irish Poetry: W.B. Yeats to Michael Longley. Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Brown, John. In the Chair: Interviews with Poets from the North of Ireland. Clare: Salmon, 2002.
  • Brown, Terence. Northern Voices: Poets from Ulster. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1975.
  • Brown, Terence and Nicholas Grene (eds.). Tradition and Influence in Anglo-Irish Poetry. London: Macmillan, 1989.
  • Clutterbuck, Catriona. ‘Gender and Self-Representation in Irish Poetry: The Critical Debate’. Bullán 4, 1 (Autumn 1998).
  • Coughlan, Patricia and Alex Davis (eds.). Modernism and Ireland: The Poetry of the 1930s. Cork University Press, 1995.
  • Corcoran, Neil. After Yeats and joyce: Reading Modern Irish Literature. Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Corcoran, Neil (ed.). The Chosen Ground: Essays on the Contemporary Poetry of Northern Ireland. Bridgend: Seren Books, 1992.
  • Corcoran, Neil. Poets of Modern Ireland. Cardiff: University of Wales, 1999.
  • Dawe, Gerald. Against Piety: Essays in Irish Poetry. Belfast: Lagan, 1995.
  • Dillane, Fionnuala. ‘Changing the Map: Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry’. Verse vol. 16 no. 2, n.d. [1999]
  • Dorgan, Theo (ed.). Irish Poetry Since Kavanagh. Dublin: Four Courts, 1996.
  • Duffy, Noel and Theo Dorgan (eds). Watching the River Flow: A Century in Irish Poetry. Dublin: Poetry Ireland, 1999.
  • Garratt, Robert E. Modern Irish Poetry: Tradition and Continuity from Yeats to Heaney. Berkeley & London: University of California, 1986.
  • Gonzalez, Alexander. Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Some Male Perspectives. Westport, CN: Greenwood, 1999.
  • Goodby, John. Irish Poetry Since 1950: From Stillness into History. Manchester University Press, 2000.
  • Gregson, Ian. The Male Image: Representations of Masculinity in Postwar Poetry. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999.
  • Grennan, Eamon. Facing the Music: Irish Poetry in the Twentieth Century. Omaha: Creighton University Press, 1999.
  • Haberstroh, Patricia Boyle (ed.). My Self, My Muse: Irish Women Poets Reflect on Life and Art. New York: Syracuse University Press, 2001.
  • Haberstroh, Patricia Boyle (ed.). Women Creating Women: Contemporary Irish Women Poets. New York: Syracuse University Press, 1996.
  • Haffenden, John. Viewpoints: Poets in Conversation. London: Faber, 1981.
  • Herbert, W. N. and Matthew Hollis (eds.). Strong Words: Modern Poets on Modern Poetry. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 2000.
  • Johnston, Dillon. Irish Poetry after joyce. znd edn. New York: Syracuse University Press, 1996.
  • The Poetic Economies of England and Ireland, 1912-2000. London: Macmillan, 2001.
  • Kelly, Aaron (ed.). Critical Ireland: New Essays in Literature and Culture. Dublin: Four Courts, 7ooi.
  • Kenneally, Michael (ed.). Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1995.
  • Kennedy, David. New Relations: The Refasbioning of British Poetry, 198o-1992. Bridgend: Seren, 1996.
  • Longley, Edna. The Living Stream: Literature and Revisionism in Ireland. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 1994.
  • Longley, Edna. Poetry and Posterity. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 2000.
  • Longley, Edna. Poetry in the Wars. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 1986.
  • Mahon, Derek. ‘Poetry in Northern Ireland’, Twentieth Century Studies, 4 (November 1970).
  • Matthews, Stephen. Irish Poetry: Politics, History, Negotiation. London: Macmillan, 1997.
  • McCormack, W. J. From Burke to Beckett: Ascendancy, Tradition and Betrayal in Literary History. Cork University Press, 1994.
  • MacDonagh, Thomas. Literature in Ireland: Studies Irish and Anglo-Irisb (1916) Dublin: Relay, 1996.
  • McDonald, Peter. Mistaken Identities: Poetry and Northern Ireland. Oxford: Clarendon, 1997.
  • McDonald, Peter. Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill. Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Metre 3 (Autumn 1997 - Symposium on Irish Diasporic Writing).
  • Montague, John. The Figure in the Cave and Other Essays, ed. Antoinette Quirm. Syracuse University Press, 1989.
  • Murphy, Mike. Reading the Future: Irish Writers in Conversation with Mike Murphy. Dublin: Lilliput, 2000.
  • O’Brien, Sean. The Deregulated Muse: Essays on Contemporary British and Irish Poetry. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 1998.
  • O’Driscoll, Denis. Troubled Thoughts, Majestic Dreams: Selected Prose. Loughcrew: Gallery, 2001.
  • Ó Dúill, Gréagóir (ed.). Fearann Pinn: Filíocht 1900 go 1999. Dublin: Coiscéim, 2000.
  • Paulin Tom. Minotaur: Poetry and the Nation State (London: Faber, 1991).
  • Princeton University Library Chronicle [Special Issue on Irish Poetry], 59, 3 (1998).
  • Schirmer, Gregory A. Out of What Began: A History of Irish Poetry in English. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  • Scully, James (ed.). Modern Poets on Poetry. London: Collins, 1966.
  • Sewell, Frank. Modern Irish Poetry: A New Alhambra. Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Smith, Michael. ‘Irish Poetry Since Years: Notes Towards a Corrected History’. Denver Quarterly, 5 (1971).
  • Smith, Michael (ed.). The Lace Curtain (1969-78).
  • Storey, Mark (ed.). Poetry and Ireland Since 1800: A Source Book. London: Routledge, 1988.

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General Literary and Historical Criticism
  • Bradley, Anthony and Maryann Gialanella Vahulis (eds). Gender and Sexuality in Modern Ireland. University of Massachusetts Press, 1997.
  • Brown, Terence. Ireland’s Literature. Gigginstown: Lilliput, 1988.
  • Brown, Terence. Ireland: a Social and Cultural History 1922-1985. London: Fontana Books, 1985.
  • Buckley, Vincent. Memory Ireland: Insights into the Contemporary Irish Condition. New York: Penguin Books, 1985.
  • Cairns, David and Shaun Richards. Writing Ireland: Colonialism, Nationalism and Culture. Manchester University Press, 1988.
  • Carlson, Julia (ed.). Banned in Ireland: Censorship & the Irish Writer. London: Routledge, 1990.
  • Corkery, Daniel. The Hidden Ireland: a Study of Gaelic Munster in the Eighteenth Century (1924). Dublin: Gill and Maemillan, 1970.
  • Corkery, Daniel. Synge and Anglo-lrish Literature. Cork University Press, 1931.
  • Cronin, Anthony. Dead as Doornails. Dublin: Dolmen, 1976.
  • Cronin, Michael. Translating Ireland: Translations, Languages, Cultures. Cork University Press, 1996.
  • Deane Seamus. Celtic Revivals: Essays in Modern Irish Literature, 188o-1980. London: Faber, 1985.
  • Dunn, Douglas (ed.). Two Decades of Irish Writing: A Critical Survey. Manchester: Carcanet, 1975.
  • Foster, Hal. The Return of the Real: The Avant-Garde at the End of the Century. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 1996.
  • Foster, John Wilson. Colonial Consequences: Essays in Irish Literature and Culture. Dublin: Lilliput, 1991.
  • Foster, R. F. Modern Ireland 1600-1972. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1988.
  • Foster, R. F. The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making it Up in Ireland. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2001.
  • Gibbons, Luke. Transformations in Irish Culture. Cork University Press, 1996.
  • Graham, Colin. Deconstructing Ireland: Identity, Theory, Culture. Edinburgh University Press, 2001.
  • Graham, Colin and Richard Kirkland (eds.). Ireland and Cultural Theory. London: Macmillan, 1999.
  • Greene, Miranda. A Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend. London: Thames and Hudson, 1992.
  • Houen, Alex. Terrorism and Modern Literature from Joseph Conrad to Ciaran Carson. Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Kearney, Richard. Transitions: Narrative in Modern Irish Culture. Dublin: Wolfhound, 1988.
  • Kearney, Richard, and Mark Patrick Hederman (eds.). The Crane Bag Book of Irish Studies. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1983.
  • Kiberd, Declan. Idir Dhá Chultúr. Dublin: Coiscéim, 1993.
  • Kiberd, Declan. Inventing Ireland: The Literature of the Modern Nation. London: jonathan Cape, 1995.
  • Kiberd, Declan. Irish Classics. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, zooo.
  • Kirkland, Richard. Literature and Culture in Northern Ireland Since 1965: Moments of Danger. London: Longman, 1996.
  • Lee, J. J. Ireland 1912-1985: Politics and Society. Cambridge University Press, 1989.
  • Lloyd, David. Anomalous States: Irish Writing and the Post-Colonial Moment. Dublin: Lilliput, 1993.
  • Lloyd, David. Nationalism and Minor Literature: james Clarence Mangan and the Emergence of Irish Cultural Nationalism. Berkeley and London: University of California, 1987.
  • Mahony, Christina Hunt. Contemporary Irish Literature: Transforming Tradition. New York: St Martin’s, 1998.
  • Martin, Augustine. Bearing Witness: Essays on Anglo-Irisb Literature. ed. Anthony Roche. University College Dublin, 1996.
  • McCarthy, Conor. Modernisation: Crisis and Culture in Ireland, 1969-1992. Dublin: Four Courts, 2000.
  • O’Brien Johnson, Toni, and Shaun Richards. Gender in Irish Writing. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1991.
  • Ó Tuama, Seán. Repossessions: Selected Essays on the Irish Literary Heritage. Cork University Press, 1995.
  • Roberts, Neil. Narrative and Voice in Postwar Poetry. London: Longman, 1999.
  • Robinson, Alan. Instabilities in Contemporary British Poetry. London: Macmillan, r988.
  • Ryan, Ray (ed.) Writing in the Irish Republic: Literature, Culture, Politics 1949-1999. London: Macinillan, 2000.
  • Sheppard, Robert. Far Language: Poetics and Linguistically Innovative Poetry. Exeter: Stride, 1999.
  • Sloan, Barry. Writers and Protestantism in the North of Ireland: Heirs to Damnation. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, zooo.
  • Smyth, Gerry. Decolonisation and Criticism: The Construction of Irish Literature. London: Pluto, 1998.
  • South Atlantic Quarterly: Special Issue on Irish Cultural Studies (ed. John Paul Waters). 95, 1 (Winter, 1996).
  • Stewart, A.T.Q. The Narrow Ground. (1977). London: Faber, 1989.
  • Walshe, Eibhear (ed.). Sex, Nation and Dissent in Irish Writing. Cork University Press, 1997.
  • Welch, Robert (ed.). The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature. Oxford: Clarendon, 1996.
  • Welch, Robert (ed.). Irish Writers and Religion. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1991.
  • Williams, John, Ellis Caerwyn and MSirin Ni M1miriosa. Traidisitin Liteartha na nGael. Dublin: An Clóchomhar, 1979.
  • Wills, Clair. Improprieties: Politics and Sexuality in Northern Irish Poetry. Oxford: Clarendon, 1993.
  • Wilson, R. and Somerville-Arjat, G. Sleeping with Monsters: Conversations with Scottish and Irish Women Poets. Dublin: Wolfhound, 1990.

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