Tag Archives: Barry MacSweeney

Carry On, Leonora: 1

(This is the first of five sections of a piece I’ve been puzzling over all summer about the great British Surrealist painter and writer, Leonora Carrington. Puzzling because I don’t quite know where I’m going with this, though it clearly … Continue reading

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Ed-Dorn-Burgh Review

Edward Dorn, Collected Poems (Carcanet), 995pp, £25 (This review of Dorn appeared in Edinburgh Review 139.) In several key ways Ed Dorn’s magisterial Collected Poems is a bridge between the late Modernist milieu of Black Mountain poetics within which he … Continue reading

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Interview for Gentleman

(Gentleman is an Indian magazine: about ten years ago, my old pal from Kolkatta, Debanjan Chakrabarti, wrote up this interview based on my last trip to India. I was just getting some poems together for my next trip — next … Continue reading

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homeless words

(This little review of the NE magister MacSweeney was for Scotland on Sunday, and was written in June 2003.) Occasionally, in the middle of the night, those who knew Barry MacSweeney would receive questionable phonecalls. He had a wry, lilting … Continue reading

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