23‘The Business of the Earth’: Edward Thomas and Ecocentrism
52The Poetics of Celt and Saxon
134‘Something Wrong Somewhere?’ Louis MacNeice as Critic
167In Praise of ‘In Praise of Limestone’
178Larkin, Decadence and the Lyric Poem
203The Millennial Muse
224Tom Paulin: Wild Irish Critic
235Irish Bards and American Audiences
259‘Atlantic’s Premises’: American Inﬂuences on Northern Irish Poetry in the 1960s
280Northern Irish Poetry and the End of History
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‘Combative, rigorously argued, passionate essays aimed at saving poetry from the politicians’ – John Banville, Sunday Independent.
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