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Collected Poems

Montague, John

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ISBN 10: 0916390683 / ISBN 13: 9780916390686
Published by Wake Forest University Press, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1995
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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First U.S. edition. [18], 376 p.; 23 cm. Paperback with cover photograph of the author by Pat Mantle. ISBN: 0916390683. Includes index of titles and index of first lines. Inscribed by the author to the former owner on the title page and dated 1998. In Near Fine Condition: slight vertical crease through spine; otherwise clean and bright. Bookseller Inventory # 002604

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Title: Collected Poems

Publisher: Wake Forest University Press, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Collected Poems represents John Montague’s long and remarkably rejuvenative career, nearly forty years. In the three celebrated sequences comprised in Part 1, in the individual love poems of Part 2, and in the new sequences of Part 3, Montague’s rare lyric gift serves a strong narrative impulse, and brings his strong love of place and keen ear and eye to Northern Ireland, Cork, Dublin, Paris, and North and Central America. Finally, he has written love poetry as poignant as any in our time.

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John Montague was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1929. A few years later his family returned to County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, where he was raised. He was educated at University College, Dublin, where he received his BA and MA degrees. In 1955 he received an MFA from the University of Iowa. Before beginning a career of college teaching, he worked as a Paris correspondent for The Irish Times. He has taught at universities in France, Ireland, Canada, and the United States. In 1998, he was named the first Irish Professor of Poetry, a three-year appointment to be divided among The Queen’s University in Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, and University College Dublin. He now divides his time between France and West Cork, Ireland. He has received many awards, including the Irish-American Cultural Institute’s Award for Literature, the American Ireland Fund Literary Award for 1995, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is the author of numerous collections and an editor of anthologies. He has also published a book of stories, Berkeley’s Telephone and Other Fictions (Lilliput Press, 2000). Wake Forest is the publisher of his last ten volumes, including his most recent, Speech Lessons (2012).

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