Controversial poet to speak at Notre Dame

by Michael O. Garvey

Tom Paulin, poet and G.M. Young Lecturer in English Literature at Oxford University’s Hertford College, will give a lecture entitled “William Blake, Irish Visionary: His Influence on Yeats, Joyce and Van Morrison” at 7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 21) in the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Center auditorium.p. Paulin, a native of Leeds, England, was raised in Belfast. He has edited numerous award-winning collections of poetry, including “The Faber Book of Political Verse” and “The Faber Book of Vernacular Verse.” The first of his five books of poetry, “A State of Justice,” received the Somerset Maugham Prize in 1977. His most recent collection, “The Invasion Handbook,” was published last year.p.

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