Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Goodby, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

I know I’m tooting my own horn here, but I just recently realized that John Goodby’s chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry gets into my time in Ireland and editing of The Burning Bush journal, for example: “. . .Begnal, shaped by Beat, African-American, and New York School poetry, had arrived in Ireland in the late 1990s and was shocked by the staidness of its poetic culture. . .” (626).  I’ve always admired Goodby’s study Irish Poetry since 1950: From Stillness into History (2000), so it’s an honor to be part of this more recent work.

The Oxford book is rather expensive, but probably worth it.  The relevant page is also on Google Books, here.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Two James Liddy Books

A little late, but I just realized that two James Liddy books I have a connection with were highlighted by Syracuse University Press for Pride Month (June) — Honeysuckle,Honeyjuice: A Tribute to James Liddy, an anthology that I edited; and I Only Know That I Love Strength in My Friends and Greatness, a poetry collection of Liddy’s that I wrote the Afterword for. Both published by Arlen House and distributed by Syracuse UP.