Sunday, February 23, 2014

Alan Jude Moore at Poetry International

Alan Jude Moore
An interesting and almost encyclopedia-like poetry site is Poetry International (or Poetry International Rotterdam), reflecting its place of origin), which gathers the work of poets, by country, along with brief but serious introductory essays on each.  I was asked to write one on the contemporary Irish poet Alan Jude Moore, who I know (and who also publishes with Salmon Poetry who have published me), and it is now online here:

Some of Moore’s poems are linked on the right-hand side of the page.  As a teaser (hopefully), here is the ending of my piece on Moore:

“The cultural work that Moore has performed, and his four collections to date, testify to the diversity that now exists in Irish poetry and to Moore himself as one of the more original and exciting poets of twenty-first-century Ireland.”