Published Essays


‘Medbh McGuckian’, in The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets, ed. by Gerald Dawe (Cambridge University Press, 2017), pp. 373 – 386.


‘”We do language like spiders do webs”: Kathleen Jamie and Michael Longley in Conversation’, in Kathleen Jamie: Essays and Poetry on her Work, ed. by Rachel Falconer (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014), pp. 168 – 179


‘“Other Modes of Being”: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Paul Muldoon and Translation’, in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, ed. by Peter Robinson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 442 – 460


‘Walking Dublin: Contemporary Irish Poets in the City’, in The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry, ed. by Alan Gillis and Fran Brearton (Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 492 – 509


‘Another Side of Paul Muldoon: The Poet as Lyricist’, in Aberration in Modern Poetry: Essays on Atypical Works by Yeats, Auden, Moore, Heaney and Others, ed. by Lucy Collins and Stephen Matterson (Jefferson: McFarland, 2012), pp. 77 – 94


The Rondeau: Still Doing the Rounds’, in A Companion to Poetic Genre, ed. by Erik Martiny (Oxford: Blackwell, 2011), pp. 157 – 170


‘“The Music’s what Matters”: Music and Movement in the Poetry of Pearse Hutchinson’, in Reading Pearse Hutchinson: From Findrum to Fisterra, ed. by Philip Coleman and Maria Johnston (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2011), pp. 31 – 44


‘Reading Irish Poetry in the New Century: Poetry Ireland Review, 2000 – 2009’, Poetry Ireland Review, 100 (Spring 2010), 35 – 46


‘Michael Longley’s “Words for Jazz Perhaps”’, Irish University Review, Special Issue: Poems that Matter, 39.2 (Autumn/Winter 2009), 202 – 214


‘“Well-Made Things are Worth Songs”: The Music of Third Person’, in Other Edens: The Life and Work of Brian Coffey, edited by Ben Keatinge and Aengus Woods (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2009), pp. 25 – 37


‘The Bard of Love: Michael Longley at Seventy’, Poetry Ireland Review, 99 (Autumn 2009), 29 – 40


‘What’s the Frequency, Seamus? Heaney at 70’, Poetry Ireland Guest Blog, September 2009


‘Sylvia Plath’s Vital Presence in Irish Poetry’, Plath Profiles, 2 (August 2009)


‘No Man’s Land’, review–essay of Edna Longley ed., Edward Thomas: The Annotated Collected Poems, POST: A Review of Poetry Studies, 1 (Spring/Summer 2009), 99 – 108


‘“This Endless Land”: Louis MacNeice and the U.S.A’, Irish University Review, 38.2 (Autumn/Winter 2008), 243 – 262


‘Dark Horse Among the Hippos: The Poetry of David Wheatley’, Dublin Review of Books, 6 (Summer 2008)


‘“We Write Verse with Our Ears”: Berryman’s Music’, in After Thirty Falls’: New Essays on John Berryman, edited by Philip Coleman and Philip McGowan (New York; Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007), pp. 191 – 208