Edited by: Richard Rankin Russell
In this unique and beautifully produced collection, a stellar line-up of Irish writers pay tribute to the immense contributions made to the literary arts in Ireland and abroad by Irish poet and publisher Peter Fallon. Fallon has run Gallery Press since 1970, publishing hundreds of titles in Irish poetry, drama, and fiction, and, with Timothy Engelland, established Deerfield Press in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Fallon has written many volumes of his own poetry and, with Derek Mahon, he co-edited the influential 1990 collection The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry. Additionally, Fallon adapted into dramatic form Patrick Kavanagh's novel Tarry Flynn, published an acclaimed translation of Virgil's Georgics, and will shortly publish a translation from Hesiod's Deeds and Their Days. In 2009, he received an Alumni Award from Trinity College, Dublin, and in 2010, was appointed Adjunct Professor of English. Fallon is also a member of the prestigious arts group, Aosdana. Writing on Fallon's life and literature are such acclaimed writers as Seamus Heaney, Dennis O'Driscoll, Derek Mahon, Maurice Harmon, Justin Quinn, and Richard Wilbur. The festschrift also includes exclusive new poems in honor of Fallon's legacy, created by Medbh McGuckian, Paul Muldoon, Ciaran Carson, Conor O'Callaghan, Vona Groarke, and others.
Publication Date: 1/1/2014