Author Archives: Niall McDevitt

About Niall McDevitt

Niall McDevitt > poet > author of b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010) and Porterloo (International Times, 2012) > urban explorer > radical pedestrian who leads Shakespeare/Blake/Rimbaud /Yeats walks, among others.

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A POETRY BENEFIT FOR THE HORSE HOSPITAL with JEREMY REED MACGILLIVRAY DAMIAN LE BAS AUDREY SZASZ PAUL DE MUTH A.R. THOMPSON MICHAEL WYNDHAM TOM BLAND and NIALL McDEVITT also featuring FREE POETRY SERIES by RAGGED LION PRESS   Mon 11 … Continue reading

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A MONTH OF BLAKE WALKS

And sixty-four thousand Genii, guard the Eastern Gate: And sixty-four thousand Gnomes, guard the Northern Gate And sixty-four thousand Nymphs, guard the Western Gate: And sixty-four thousand Fairies, guard the Southern Gate: – from Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant … Continue reading

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ETHER / Gang of Four

https://genius.com/Gang-of-four-ether-lyrics * As an Irish, mostly political poet, I’d like to pay homage to an English work of art that has had a powerful  influence on my own artistic and political sensibility. * It is the opening track of an … Continue reading

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THE DEATH WARRANT OF KYD AND MARLOWE

Since words nor threates nor any other thinge     canne make you to avoyd this certaine ill Weele cutte your throtes, in your temples praying     Not paris massacre so much blood did spill.. Fly, Flye, & never returne. per. Tamberlaine   … Continue reading

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MARLOWE’S HEART OF DARKNESS

‘Cut is the branch that might have grown full straight And burned is Apollo’s laurel bough’ – Dr Faustus   The death of Christopher Marlowe is one of the most fascinating if disturbing stories in the history of English literature, … Continue reading

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HARRY FAINLIGHT: Poète Maudit

  Harry Fainlight was an unclassifiable poet who came to prominence in the Anglo-American counterculture of the 1960s but later became a casualty of the reactionary British culture of the 1970s. That he was a lyric poet with an original … Continue reading

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SHAKESPEARE’S NEIGHBOUR FROM HELL

Let us suppose – as Geoffrey Marsh does  in his TLS article of April 19 – that Shakespeare moved into the parish of St Helen’s Bishopsgate before 1594; and that he was staying in property owned by the Leathersellers Hall.  It … Continue reading

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