New Podcast: Crash and Burn: A Poetry Reading in Memory of Michael O’Neill

Also available to download via your favourite podcast player. In December 2018 we lost our colleague, teacher and friend Professor Michael O’Neill. Just before he died, Michael had completed his fifth collection of poetry, Crash and Burn and so, at a poignant poetry reading, we were able to remember Michael by celebrating the launch of... Continue Reading →

Michael O’Neill (1953-2018)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Michael O’Neill, Professor of English, who passed away on Friday, 21st December. Michael had come through the initial phase of his illness with immense courage, and continued to give lectures and supervise his PhD students until the week before his death. Michael joined the University forty... Continue Reading →

Back to Back Poetry: Review of Michael O’Neill and Jamie McKendrick at Durham Book Festival

Michael O’Neill’s The Return of the Gift and Jamie McKendrick’s Anomaly are two compelling poetry collections. Though individual in style, both encapsulate the personal experiences that have shaped the mind of their authors. Aalia Ahmed and Lucia Scigliano attended their reflective reading at Durham Book Festival. Michael O’Neill’s reading incorporated a diverse selection from his... Continue Reading →

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