A Bibliography of Michael Longley

Some books relevant to the study of Michael Longley's poetry





















Poetry Books

Ten Poems Festival Publications (1965)

No Continuing City Macmillan (1969)

An Exploded View Victor Gollancz (1973)

Man Lying on a Wall Victor Gollancz (1976)

The Echo Gate Secker and Warburg (1979)

Poems 1963 - 1983 The Gallery Press (1983)

Gorse Fires Secker and Warburg (1991)

Selected Poems Jonathan Cape (1995)

The Ghost Orchard Jonathan Cape (1995)

Broken Dishes Abbey Press (1998)

Out of the Cold
(drawings by Sarah Longley) Abbey Press (1999)

The Weather in Japan Jonathan Cape (2000)

Snow Water Jonathan Cape (2004)

Collected Poems Jonathan Cape (2006)



Michael Longley Reading from his poems The Poetry Archive (2005)



Tuppenny Stung Lagan Press (1994)

A Jovial Hullabaloo Enitharmon Press (2008)


As Editor

The Arts in Ulster
Gill and Macmillan (1971)

Selected Poems:
Louis MacNeice
Faber and Faber (1988)

Poems: W. R. Rodgers The Gallery Press (1993)

20th-Century Irish Poems
Faber and Faber (2002)


As Contributor

Two Decades of Irish Writing
Edited by Douglas Dunn; Carcanet Press (1975)

How Poets Work
Edited by Tony Curtis; Seren (1997)

Penguin Modern Poets 13
With Robin Robertson and Michael Hofmann; Penguin (1998)

watching the river flow
Edited by Noel Duffy
and Theo Dorgan; Poetry Ireland (1999)




As interviewee

Interviewed by Fintan O'Toole in The Sunday Tribune (17 March, 1985).

Interviewed by Dillon Johnson in The Irish Literary Supplement (Fall 1986)

Interviewed by Clive Wilmer in Poets Talking on BBC Radio 3, Carcanet Press (1994).

Interviewed by Pat Boran in Books Ireland (Summer 1995).

Interviewed by Andy O'Mahony for RTE Radio (1998)

Interviewed by Sarah Broom in Metre No. 4 Spring/Summer (1998)

Interviewed by Theo Dorgan on Imprint for RTE television (2000)

Interviewed by John Brown in In the Chair; Interviews with Poets from the North of Ireland, Salmon Poetry (2002).

Interviewed by Jody Allen Randolph in Poetry Ireland Review 79 (May 2004).

Interviewed by Nicholas Wroe in The Guardian (21 August 2004).

Interviewed in The Poetry Review (Winter 2006/2007). Read it here.

Interviewed by Eileen Battersby in The Irish Times (27 March 2010). Read it here.

Some of the comments made in these interviews are available on the page entitled The Poet Speaks.


About Michael Longley

Northern Voices: Poets from Ulster
Terence Brown; Gill and Macmillan (1975)

Poetic Imagery as Political Fetishism
Brian McIlroy; Canadian Journal of Irish Studies Vol. 16 No. 1 (1990)

Contemporary Irish Poetry
Edited by Elmer Andrews; Macmillan (1992)

The Chosen Ground; Essays on the Contemporary Poetry of Northern Ireland
Edited by Neil Corcoran; Seren Books (1992)

Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature
Edited by Michael Kennelly; Colin Smythe (1995)

Against Piety; Essays in Irish Poetry
Gerald Dawe; Lagan Press (1995)

Louis MacNeice and His Influence
Edited by Kathleen Devine and Alan J. Peacock; Colin Smythe (1997)

The Poetry of Michael Longley
Edited by Alan J. Peacock and Kathleen Devine; Colin Smythe (1997)

The Great War in Irish Poetry
Fran Brearton; Oxford University Press(2000)

Reading Michael Longley
Fran Brearton; Bloodaxe Books (2006)

Love, Poet, Carpenter: Michael Longley at Seventy
Edited by Robin Robertson; Enitharmon Press (2009)


Television and Video

Corner of the Eye TV documentary on Michael Longley made by Michael Viney and David Cabot, RTE (1989)

The Poet's Chair Volume 4/5
Michael Longley introduces and reads 8 of his poems on video. Poetry Ireland (2006). Click here for more information.

Keane on Longley Distinguished BBC foreign journalist Fergal Keane profiles Belfast poet Michael Longley in a documentary. BBC ONE NI (TUESDAY JANUARY 22 2008)
Click here for more information.