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Derek Mahon (1941- ), poet, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

From the description of Derek Mahon papers, circa 1948-2008. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122503847

Irish poet Derek Mahon met Louis Asekoff in the early 1960s while they were students at Trinity College in Dublin. Louis Asekoff (1939- ), poet and educator, currently coordinates the M.F.A. Program in Poetry at Brooklyn College. His poems have appeared in many magazines, including THE NEW YORKER, POETRY, TIKKUN, SALAMAGUNDI, TRIQUARTERLY, and THE AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW. He has twice received The American Poetry Review Jerome Shestack Prize for Poetry. He has published two books of poetry, DREAMS OF A WORK (1994) and NORTH STAR (1997) by Orchieses Press, Washington, D.C. He has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and The Fund for Poetry.

From the description of Letters to Louis Asekoff, 1963-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 85016100

Derek Mahon was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on November 23, 1941. He was educated at the Belfast Royal Academical Institution and at Trinity College, Dublin, where he majored in French (1960-1965). In 1960 he began publishing poems in ICARUS, a student literary magazine, and his first collection of poems, the chapbook TWELVE POEMS, was published five years later by Queens University. Oxford University Press published his first major collection, NIGHT CROSSING, in 1968. In addition to his role as poet, Mahon has worked as a free-lance journalist, served as drama critic for the LISTENER (1971-1972) and features editor for VOGUE (1974-1975), contributed reviews to the OBSERVER, the LISTENER, NEW STATESMAN, and the TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, and written adaptations for television for the BBC.

From the description of Derek Mahon collection, 1985-1988, 2000. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84669573

Irish poet, playwright and author.

Mahon was born in Belfast. He was educated in Belfast and Dublin, receiving a B.A. from Trinity College in 1965. He then began to teach English in Northern Ireland and Dublin. From 1977 he taught at the University of Ulster in Coleraine.

From the description of Derek Mahon Papers, 1980-1986. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 33028199

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creatorOf Mahon, Derek, 1941-. Letters to Louis Asekoff, 1963-1988. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Mahon, Derek, 1941-. Derek Mahon Papers, 1980-1986. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn O'Grady, Desmond, 1929-. Desmond O'Grady papers, 1953-2001. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Conner, Lester I. Papers, 1971-1996. Swarthmore College, McCabe Library
creatorOf Mahon, Derek, 1941-. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1989-1991. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Lucy, Seán. Seán Lucy correspondence, 1969-1987. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Simmons, James, 1933-2001. James Simmons papers, 1945-1996. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Foster, John Wilson. John Wilson Foster papers, 1973-2003. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Mahon, Derek, 1941-. Derek Mahon papers, circa 1948-2008. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Muldoon, Paul. Paul Muldoon papers, 1968-1996. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Philobiblion (Victoria, B.C.). Philobiblion fonds. [ca. 1940-1990]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Gordon Cairnie papers, 1922-1973. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Deane, John F., 1943-. John F. Deane papers, 1971-2000. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Ormsby, Frank, 1947-. Frank Ormsby papers, circa 1967-2004. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Longley, Michael, 1939-. Michael Longley papers, 1960-2000. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Harrison, Tony, 1937-. Tony Harrison letters, poems, and publication announcements, 1973-1990. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Mahon, Derek, 1941-. Derek Mahon collection, 1985-1988, 2000. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Deane, Seamus, 1940-. Seamus Deane papers. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
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associatedWith Asekoff, L. S. (Louis S.), 1939- person
associatedWith Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989. person
associatedWith Berkeley, Sara, 1967- person
correspondedWith Cairnie, Gordon. person
correspondedWith Conner, Lester I. person
associatedWith Deane, John F., 1943- person
associatedWith Deane, Seamus, 1940- person
associatedWith Dunn, Douglas. person
associatedWith Fallon, Peter, 1951- person
associatedWith Foster, John Wilson. person
associatedWith Fox, C. J. (Cyril James), 1931- person
associatedWith Friel, Brian, 1948- person
associatedWith Grennan, Eamon, 1941- person
associatedWith Harrison, Tony, 1937- person
associatedWith Heaney, Seamus, 1939- person
associatedWith Hecht, Anthony, 1923-2004. person
associatedWith Higgins, Aidan, 1927- person
associatedWith Joyce, Paul, 1952- person
associatedWith Longley, Edna. person
associatedWith Longley, Michael, 1939- person
associatedWith Lucy, Seán. person
associatedWith McGuckian, Medbh, 1950- person
associatedWith Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927- person
associatedWith Montague, John. person
associatedWith Moore, Brian, 1921-1999. person
associatedWith Muldoon, Paul. person
associatedWith O'Grady, Desmond, 1929- person
associatedWith Ormsby, Frank, 1947- person
associatedWith Pagnoulle, Christine. person
associatedWith Penguin Books. corporateBody
associatedWith Philobiblion (Victoria, B.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008. person
associatedWith Rudolph, Anthony, 1942- person
associatedWith Simmons, James, 1933-2001. person
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Ireland
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Poets, Irish--20th century
English poetry--Irish authors--20th century
Authors, Irish--20th century--Manuscripts
Dramatists, Irish--20th century--Manuscripts
Dramatists, Irish--20th century--Correspondence
Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence
French literature--20th century
Irish poetry
Poets, Irish--20th century--Correspondence
Irish poetry--20th century
Stage adaptations
Poets, Irish--20th century--Manuscripts
French literature--Translations into English
Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
Authors and publishers--History--20th century--Sources
Poets, Irish
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Birth 1941-11-23

Irish (Republic of Ireland)

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