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Catherine E Paul

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780989082693

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780989082693.001.0001

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date: 25 April 2019

“Halved Globe, Slowly Turning”: Editing Irish Poetry in America

“Halved Globe, Slowly Turning”: Editing Irish Poetry in America

(p.254) “Halved Globe, Slowly Turning”: Editing Irish Poetry in America
Writing Modern Ireland

Jefferson Holdridge

Liverpool University Press

This essay focuses on the editing of Irish poetry in the United States, with particular emphasis on how the United States, and especially North Carolina where the Wake Forest University Press is located, figure in the work of such poets as Paul Muldoon, Derek Mahon, Medbh McGuckian, Michael Longley, and Vona Groarke. It tells the story of the building of the Wake Forest University Press, considered the premier publisher of Irish poetry in North America. It also discusses the difference between poetry in Ireland and poetry in America and suggests that Irish poetry is alive and well in the younger generation of poets. Finally, it contends that the present state of Irish culture is apparent in the works of poets such as Harry Clifton.

Keywords:   editing, Irish poetry, United States, North Carolina, Wake Forest University Press, Paul Muldoon, Medbh McGuckian, Irish culture, poets, Harry Clifton

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