Audio Arts

Audio Arts: Published supplement ‘John Hewitt, Substance And Shadow’

1980

Created by
Audio Arts
Title
Audio Arts: Published supplement ‘John Hewitt, Substance And Shadow’
Date
1980
Format
Audio-visual - sound recording
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Purchased from William Furlong, July 2004.
Reference
TGA 200414/7/3/2/23

Description

This supplement is a recording of poetry readings by Northern Irish poet, John Hewitt.

The grave yet rich cadences of John Hewitt's voice perfectly express the character of his poems. Born in 1907, he is regarded as the father of Northern Irish Poetry. His professional career was spent in the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery (1930-57) and in the Herbert Art Gallery Coventry where he was Art Director. Hewitt's publications include: The Rain Dance (Blackstaff Press, 1978) prepared when he was poet-in-residence at Queens University Belfast (1976-9), Kites in Spring (Blackstaff Press 1980). Other prose works include: Rhyming Weavers, Art in Ulster 1, (Blackstaff press 1974 & 1977 respectively) (from the cassette card notes by Edna Longley).

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