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Aspects Irish Literature Festival

20th September - 6th October


Micheal Longley
Micheal Longley

Thursday 26 September

Michael Longley

Aspects Launch Event
Bangor Castle

Michael Longley is an award-winning poet whose love of his craft remains undimmed. This is his description of writing a poem: ‘You’re concentrating, and all of you is gathered up, deeply attentive, and that concentration is like a drug, and you realise you’ve been at a sheet of paper for four hours. I love that. I love the intensity of that. It’s such excitement.’

Michael’s most recent collection, Angel Hill, was published in June 2017. Winner of myriad literary awards, he is also the recipient of a CBE and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. He was the Ireland Professor of Poetry 2007-2010. His latest publication is A Stream’s Tattle (2019) a pamphlet of new poems which celebrate his eightieth year