The future of Northern Irish poetry: Fragility, contingency, value and beauty

  title={The future of Northern Irish poetry: Fragility, contingency, value and beauty},
  author={Naomi Marklew},
  journal={English Academy Review},
  pages={64 - 80}
This article explores the work of three contemporary Northern Irish poets, Leontia Flynn, Sinéad Morrissey and Alan Gillis, asking how this work relates to fragility as experienced in Northern Ireland. Is there, within this poetry, a fostering of hope with respect to Northern Ireland's fragile future? Does a new generation of poets look for continuity with the past or does it strike out on a new path? The first part of the article provides a brief introduction to the ‘first-generation peace… 
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