Leontia Flynn

Leontia Flynn, Research Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, was born in 1974. She won an Eric Gregory Award in 2001, and her first collection These Days (Cape 2004) won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize for Poetry. She was selected as one of twenty ‘Next Generation Poets' in a Guardian promotion the same year. She has also written a PhD thesis on the poetry of Medbh McGuckian, which she is currently preparing for publication.  Her second collection of poetry, Drives, is due from Cape in 2008.

The following recordings are from a reading in association with the AHRC funded Irish-Scottish Poetry Symposium on 23 November 2007:


Our Fathers

Charles Baudelaire's Mother

Dorothy Parker

F Scott Fitzgerald

George Orwell's Death




©  Leontia Flynn and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry 2007