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.

A Thank You Letter to My Fellow Blake Walkers

Dear Blake walkers Thank you very much from New River Press and I for joining us on the unprecedented adventure of five different poetopographical William Blake walks on consecutive Sundays in London. It felt a bit like this: All fell … Continue reading

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AUTHORS’ CLUB HALLOWEEN GATHERING

Join us at the National Liberal Club for a literary celebration of the spookiest season. Real-life chills, a modern magus and ghost stories to freeze the blood. Paul Burston relates the personal horror story that inspired his new crime novel, … Continue reading

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LATITUDE: 51.5228 / 51°31’21″N LONGITUDE: -0.1244 / 0°7’27″W

LATITUDE: 51.5228 / 51°31’21″N LONGITUDE: -0.1244 / 0°7’27″W  A POETRY BENEFIT FOR THE HORSE HOSPITAL with JEREMY REED DAMIAN LE BAS AUDREY SZASZ PAUL DE MUTH MICHAEL WYNDHAM special guest LILIANE LIJN also featuring FREE POETRY SERIES by RAGGED LION … 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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