About Justin Quinn

Justin Quinn was born in Dublin in 1968 and educated at Trinity College Dublin, where he received his doctorate in 1995. Since then he has worked as a lecturer at the Charles University in Prague, where he lives with his wife and son. His first two books of poems, The 'O'o'a'a' Bird (which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection) and Privacy, were published by Carcanet. His third book of poems, Fuselage, was published by Gallery Press in 2002 and his study, Gathered Beneath the Storm: Wallace Stevens, Nature and Community was recently published by University College Dublin Press. Metre, which he edited with David Wheatley for ten years. 2005 sees the publication of his American Errancy: Empire, Sublimity and Modern Poetry, a study of American poetry from T. S. Eliot to Jorie Graham. At present he is writing The Cambridge Introduction to Modern Irish Poetry, 1800-2000 and works at the Charles University, Prague.


Justin Quinn Has written the following articles:


The Edge of Ireland

Eve Patten. Samuel Ferguson and the Culture of Nineteenth-Century Ireland. Four Courts Press. 207pp. R.F. Foster. W.B. Yeats: A Life. II: The Arch Poet, 1915-1939. Oxford University Press. 798pp. Antoinette Quinn. Patrick Kavanagh: A Biography. Gill & Macmillan. 524pp. Patrick Kavanagh. Collected Poems. Ed. Antoinette Quinn. Allen Lane. 299pp. Tim Kendall & Peter McDonald, eds. […]

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James Merrill’s Friends and Critics

James Merrill’s Apocalypse by Timothy Materer. Cornell UP. Familiar Spirits: A Memoir of James Merrill and David Jackson by Alison Lurie. Viking.  As Reviewed By: Justin Quinn The publication of James Merrill’s Collected Poems this year has made his long poem, The Changing Light at Sandover, appear somewhat eccentric to the course of his career. […]

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A. R. Ammons’ Cookie-Cutter

A.R. Ammons, Collected Poems, 1951-1971. W.W. Norton & Co. $19.95 (paper). 396pp. A.R. Ammons, A Coast of Trees. W.W. Norton & Co. $11.00 (paper). 52pp. A.R. Ammons, Worldly Hopes. W.W. Norton & Co. $11.00 (paper). 51pp. A.R. Ammons, Garbage. W.W. Norton & Co. $12.00 (paper). 121pp. A.R. Ammons, Brink Road. W.W. Norton & Co. $12.00 […]

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