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The Belfast Group (site link)

This website presents the searchable full-text of selected Group sheets from the Belfast Group poets--these are manuscript poems circulated by a critical reading group in Belfast from 1956-1972. In the digital collection are poems by Ciaran Carson, Seamus Heaney, Philip Hobsbaum, Michael Longley, Paul Muldoon and James Simmons. The manuscripts are housed in Special Collections at Emory and in the Irish Collection of the Queen's University Library.

Subjects & Coverage

  • Poetry
  • Poets
  • Literature
  • Heaney, Seamus, 1939-
  • Hobsbaum, Philip.
  • Longley, Michael, 1939-
  • Muldoon, Paul.
  • Simmons, James, 1933-
  • Poets, Irish--20th century.
  • Irish poetry--20th century.
  • English poetry--Irish authors.
  • Northern Ireland.
  • spatial coverage: IE
  • temporal coverage: 1956-1972

Project Administration

manager Chuck Spornick
manager Alice Hickcox
contributor Susan Wells
contributor Jason Lemon


Student labor

Related Resources

Belongs to The Poetry Portal
Is related to Irish Literature Finding Aids
Created 1998/2000

Published by Beck Center for Electronic Collections and Services.

Permission is granted to download, transmit, or otherwise reproduce, distribute or display the contributions to the work claimed by Emory University for non-profit educational purposes, provided this header is included in its entirety. For inquiries about commercial uses, contact either: Electronic Poetry Project or Lewis H. Beck Center for Electronic collections and services, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322