A life in Irish literature – Peter Fallon, poet, editor, publisher
Speaker: Peter Fallon
Time: 13:00- 15:00 p.m.
Date: 19 October 2016 (Wednesday)
Venue: Room 115, English School Building, BFSU
About the Speaker:
A prize-winning Irish poet, his books include The Georgics of Virgil (Oxford World’s Classics), The Company of Horses and Strong, My Love. Recent poems have appeared in The Guardian (England) and The New York Times.
A member of Aosdána, Ireland’s “academy” of artists, and Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy, he has been Writer Fellow and Adjunct Professor of English at his alma mater, Trinity College, Dublin.? He was inaugural Heimbold Professor at Villanova University and held the Burns Chair at Boston College (2012-13). He lives in Loughcrew in County Meath where he farmed for many years.
‘One of Ireland’s greatest literary talents’
(The Sunday Times, London)
‘Care, company, community have been fundamental concerns of Peter Fallon’s writing in and about the world, care for people and place, for planet earth and the poetry of earth . . . and the seriousness of that caretaking has developed over the years to a point where the artistic and moral have converged.’
?About the topic:
The Irish poet Peter Fallon will deliver a talk on his life and work as a publisher, poet and editor. At the age of eighteen, Fallon established The Gallery Press, which has since published more than four hundred books of poems and plays by the country’s finest authors and which is recognised as Ireland’s pre-eminent literary publishing house. He is widely acknowledged as one of Ireland’s finest living poets and has been translated into a broad range of languages. Peter Fallon has been at the centre of Irish cultural life for over forty years and can offer a rare insight into one of Europe’s most dynamic literary scenes.