Irish Poetry after Yeats: From Kavanagh to Kinsella

Tuesdays, 10 am - 12 pm

Facilitator: Charles Fanning

Since the international success of the writers of the “Irish Renaissance,” including Nobel laureate W. B. Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poetry has continued to thrive. This course begins a survey of poetry in Irish (in translation) and English since the 1930s that I hope can continue in later semesters. The first poets to be discussed are Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967), Louis MacNeice (1907-1963), Mairtin O Direain (1910-1988), Sean O Riordain (1916-1977), Maire Mhac an tSaoi (1922-2021), and Thomas Kinsella (1928-2021).

Poems of Repossession. Leabhar na hAthghabhala,  Louis de Paor, ed. ISBN‎ 978-1780372990

The Faber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry. Paul Muldoon, ed.  Out of print; used copies are readily available for less than $10.

TuesdaysApril 4 – May 23, 202310 am – 12 pmIn-Person
WashU West Campus
begins March 7