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- DescriptionLongley is well-known for his Homeric versions, and the Iliad is a presiding presence - both in poems about the Great War and in the range of imagery that gives his twin's death a mythic dimension.
- Author BiographyMichael Longley was born in Belfast in 1939 and educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Trinity College Dublin where he read Classics. He has published ten collections of poetry including Gorse Fires (1991) which won the Whitbread Poetry Award, and The Weather in Japan (2000) which won the Hawthornden Prize, the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Irish Times Poetry Prize. His Collected Poems was published in 2006. In 2001 he received the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, and in 2003 the Wilfred Owen Award. He was awarded a CBE in 2010. He was Ireland Professor of Poetry, 2007-2010. He and his wife, the critic Edna Longley, live and work in Belfast.
- PrizesWinner of Griffin International Poetry Prize 2015 (UK). Short-listed for T S Eliot Prize 2015 (UK).
- Author(s)Michael Longley
- PublisherRandom House Children's Publishers UK
- Date of Publication14/08/2014
- GenrePoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published2014
- ImprintJonathan Cape Ltd
- Weight118 g
- Width130 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine7 mm
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