John Montague 1929-2016

Saturday, 18 February

Indubitably and indisputably John Montague was one of Ireland’s greatest poets. For an event which was originally scheduled to be a reading by Montague himself on the publication of his latest book, we have instead a homage to him with readings by his daughters, the actor Oonagh and the visual artist Sibyl and by a selection of former students at UCC – individuals who went on to distinguish themselves as poets, inspired by Montague’s example.


The Students Patrick Cotter, Theo Dorgan, Greg Delanty,  John Fitzgerald, Thomas McCarthy, Gerry Murphy, Liz O’Donoghue, William Wall




Writer Links

Poems at Poetry Foundation

Poems at Poetry International

Interview with John in The Irish Times




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Cork International Poetry Festival
14 - 18 February 2017