Edna Longley is a Professor Emerita at Queen's University Belfast. Her monographs include Louis MacNeice: A Study (Faber, 1989), The Living Stream: Literature and Revisionism in Ireland (Bloodaxe, 1994) and Poetry & Posterity (Bloodaxe, 2000). She has edited Edward Thomas: The Annotated Collected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2008), and has co-edited (with Peter Mackay and Fran Brearton) Modern Irish and Scottish Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and (with Fran Brearton) Incorrigibly Plural: Louis MacNeice and his Legacy (Carcanet, 2012). Her most recent book is Yeats and Modern Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 2013). She is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the British Academy.
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