Thursday, 5 June 2008

Iggy McGovern - The Difference

Iggy McGovern was born in Coleraine and lives in Dublin where he is Associate Professor of Physics at Trinity College. His poetry has been widely published in anthologies and journals in Ireland and abroad, as well as in the popular ‘Poetry in Motion’ series on trains in the Dublin suburban rail system (DART). Well-known for his witty, playful, but emotionally engaged poems, McGovern is the recipient of the McCrae Literary Award and the Hennessy Literary Award for poetry.

The Difference is a poem from his first collection, The King of Suburbia. It is subtitled for Eoin. This was published in November 2005 for which he received the Glen Dimplex Poetry Award.

You can download and listen to Iggy reading some of his poems on the Dedalus Press website where you can also order the book.

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