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A Life in Poetry

Michael Longley Interviewed by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

6:00pm

1 hour

Bodleian: Divinity School

£7 - £12.50

Celebrated Northern Irish poet Michael Longley talks to fellow poet Kevin Crossley-Holland about his life and work. 

Longley has published 11 collections of poetry over a long writing career that stretches back to 1965. His 2017 collection, Angel Hill, won the PEN Pinter prize.  The chair of the judges, Don Paterson, said: “For decades now his effortlessly lyric and fluent poetry has been wholly suffused with the qualities of humanity, humility and compassion, never shying away from the moral complexity that comes from seeing both sides of an argument.” Longley is also a winner of the Hawthornden Prize, the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Irish Times Poetry Prize, and a holder of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. His work is marked both by commentary on the troubled politics of Northern Ireland and sharp observation of the natural world.

Here he talks to Crossley-Holland, his first editor at Macmillan. Crossley-Holland is a well-known poet, translator and children’s writer. His Arthur Trilogy novel The Seeing Stone won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, and his most recent collection of poetry is The Breaking Hour.

This event is part of the festival’s Irish programme.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine