TREVOR JOYCE, FERGAL GAYNOR and NIALL McDEVITT
Trevor Joyce is one of Ireland’s most innovative and respected poets.
He co-founded New Writers’ Press (NWP) in Dublin in 1967, publishing Michael Hartnett among others, and was a founding editor of NWP’s The Lace Curtain; A Magazine of Poetry and Criticism in 1968.
He is the author of The Poems of Sweeny Peregrine (1976), with the first dream of fire they hunt the cold (2001), What’s in Store (2007) and many other books.
Despite a 20 year hiatus from 1975-95, his oeuvre is as prolific as it is formally restless.
Fergal Gaynor (b. Cork, 1969) is a writer, arts impresario and former front-man of country band Clarence Black. Since 2010 he has edited Ireland’s leading contemporary art magazine Enclave Review.
His poetry has been published in the Irish University Review, Shearsman, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Journal of Nietzsche Studies, among other places. A collection, ‘VIII Stepping Poems & Other Pieces’, appeared from Miami University Press in 2010.
He has been described, in the Irish Examiner, as a ‘young Neoclassicist poet’ of a kind that ‘[James] Joyce would recognise instantly’.
Irish poet Niall McDevitt lives in West London. He is the author of three critically acclaimed collections of poetry, b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010), Porterloo ( International Times, 2013) and Firing Slits: Jerusalem Colportage (New River Press, 2016).
His work appears in Wretched Strangers – an anthology of non-UK born writers; Urban Shamanism – poets from north, west, south and east London; Diamond Cutters – poets in Britain, America and Oceania; and the STRIKE! Anthology.
He is a walking artist who specialises in the historic poets of London, particularly Shakespeare/Blake/Rimbaud/Yeats. He blogs at poetopography.wordpress.com
His book Babylon (a neoliberal theodicy) is forthcoming from New River Press
Wed 24 Oct at Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith, Blacks Road, W6 9DT