Michael Longley was born in 1939. He lives in
David Wheatley writes: ‘Collected Poems shows Longley struggling with the desire to inscribe natural and human landscapes of loss, and the sometimes conflicting demand that poetry comfort or even just cheer us up now and then … Longley is the laureate of habitation, of the soul’s native, adoptive and imaginary dwelling places, even if underneath it all “There’s no such place as home”, as he writes in “Check-up”.’
The following recordings were made at the Louis MacNeice
Centenary Celebration and Conference at Queen's University,
Section 2 of 'Trilogy for X' (by Louis MacNeice)
© All recordings copyright Michael Longley and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry.
Michael was reading with Thomas McCarthy, Medbh McGuckian and Derek Mahon.