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TAQASIM OUD CLUB MON 19 NOV

The wonderful Taqasim Oud Club have invited me to be guest poet at their final event in 2018. I shall perform two 15 minute sets with musical interludes and accompaniment at the Poetry Cafe on Monday November 19. Poems shall … Continue reading

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WEST LONDON POETRY – WED 24 OCT – IRISH CULTURAL CENTRE

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 … Continue reading

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RIMBAUD IN LONDON

National Poetry Library pays homage to one of the all-time geniuses of world literature, the revolutionary French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Rimbaud spent 14 months of his meteorically brief literary career in London. In 1872-73 he lived with Paul Verlaine in … Continue reading

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JERUSALEM’S PILLARS – SUN 30 SEPT

A William Blake Walk from Tyburn to Primrose Hill Niall McDevitt – having created westerly, easterly and southerly Blake walks – unveils the first of two northerly Blake walks. The site of Tyburn is undoubtedly the most abhorrent in the Blakean … Continue reading

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A WILLIAM BLAKE / WAT TYLER WALK

A WILLIAM BLAKE/WAT TYLER WALK is a June celebration of London radicalism and the insurgent spirit. Niall McDevitt tells the story of the Peasants’ Revolt – now rebranded as the Great Rising – connecting it with the life and death … Continue reading

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EMILIA BASSANO LANIER: SHAKESPEARE’S DARK LADY

Poet Niall McDevitt tells the widely known but little appreciated story of Emilia Bassano, Shakespeare’s lifelong muse, and – as Emilia Lanier – the first woman to publish a book of original poetry in England. In the heart of London … Continue reading

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THE SQUARE MILE SHAKESPEARE

Poet-psychogeographer Niall McDevitt commemorates the month of Shakespeare’s birth and death with his much imitated but never equalled walk THE SQUARE MILE SHAKESPEARE. McDevitt proves that you don’t have to go to Stratford-on-Avon or Bankside to follow the trail of … Continue reading

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