Poem in Places of Poetry anthology

My poem ADMISSION, ON LEAVING THE PORT OF BELFAST, 1988 has been selected for inclusion in the Northern Ireland section of  the anthology Places of Poetry: Mapping the Nation in Verse.

The book will comprise 180 poems arranged in 8 sections: Wales; England divided into 5 regions; Scotland and Northern Ireland. Each region will open with one or two famous (out of copyright) poems from that area, followed by poems from the Map.

As project leaders, the poet Paul Farley and Professor Andrew MacRae of the University of Exeter put it, the project:

aims to use creative writing to prompt reflection on national and cultural identities in England and Wales, celebrating the diversity, heritage and personalities of place.

The Places of Poetry

The project was extended from Wales and England to include Northern Ireland and Scotland. The anthology will be published in autumn 2020 by Oneworld Publications

Paul Farley describes the undertaking as:

an archive of the imagination