Balancing Acts

19.99

Balancing Acts gathers together interviews and conversations between Gerald Dawe and a wide cast of interlocutors. Drawn from exchanges on television and radio, print and online media, these conversations with fellow poets, journalists, colleagues and friends, are a testament to Dawe’s generous, open-hearted and open-minded approachability as a poet for whom the ‘artful way of making’ poetry has always been informed by an attitude of just ‘getting on with it’.

Hardback

February 2023

ISBN: 9781788558167 Categories: , , ,

Description

Balancing Acts gathers together interviews and conversations between Gerald Dawe and a wide cast of interlocutors between 1995 and 2020. Drawn from exchanges on television and radio, print and online media, these conversations with fellow poets, critics, journalists, colleagues and friends, are a testament to Dawe’s generous, open-hearted and open-minded approachability as a poet for whom the ‘artful way of making’ poetry has always been informed by an attitude of just ‘getting on with it’. In the same way that memory, for him, is ‘not just about the past’ but involves ‘a route into the present’, these fascinating interviews and conversations provide an insight into the poet on the go, in the process of making unforgettable poetry happen.

 

About the Author

Gerald Dawe is a former Professor of English and Fellow Emeritus, Trinity College Dublin. He has published numerous books, including The Wrong Country: Essays on Modern Irish WritingThe Sound of the Shuttle: Essays on Cultural Belonging & Protestantism in Northern Ireland, In Another World: Van Morrison & BelfastLooking Through You: Northern Chronicles, and A City Imagined: Belfast Soulscapes. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including the Macaulay Fellowship in Literature.

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