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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with European Union of Imaginary Authors Irish poet Sean Eoghan

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with European Union of Imaginary Authors Irish poet Sean Eoghan who was co-created by myself and Steve McCaffery. 

See here for more on Steve. As this was the last collaboration to be conducted, you'll have to consult Twitters for a Lark to read his two poems, one a version of AE's work, the other a take on Yeats.


I worked in collaboration, over a number of years, with a team of real writers, to create a lively and entertaining body of work of fictional European poets.

Read more about the European Union of Imaginary Authors here and here. All the collaborators are accessible via links here.

Accompanied by biographical notes, the poets grow in vividness until they seem to possess lives of their own; they are collected now in Twitters for a Lark, published by Shearsman.   
More on Twitters here and here. And here.

This collection marks a continuation of the work I ventriloquised through my solo creation, the fictional bilingual Belgian poet René Van Valckenborch, in A Translated Man (read an early account here; the book is also available from Shearsman here ).

I see these two books as the first two parts of a fictional poetry trilogy.There are a number of possibilities for the (not necessarily book-length) third part. Do I turn back to Van Valckenborch in some way? Do I travel back in time? Is it time for the Manx Modernists? Or for the bifurcating 'Robert Sheppards' announced (but rejected) in Twentieth Century Blues?