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Poet: Michael Longley

b.1939

Birthplace

Ireland ( Belfast)

 

Poems with Classical referents (listed by volume / title of poem)

Collected Poems, Cape, 2006 page nos

 

 

 

No Continuing City: Poems 1963-1968

Macmillan, 1969

 

Centaurs, The

 

20-1

Circe

 

18

Epithalamion

 

3

Narcissus

 

19

Nausicaa

 

15

Odyssey

 

14-15

Persephone

 

21

Working Holiday, A

 

26

 

 

 

An Exploded View: Poems 1968-1972

Gollancz, 1973

 

Altera Cithera

 

74

Image from Propertius, An

 

80

Lares   41

Three Irish Poets, To

 

53-9

 

 

 

Man Lying on a Wall

Gollancz, 1976

 

Ars Poetica

 

108-9

 

 

 

The Echo Gate: Poems 1975-79

Secker & Warburg, 1979

 

Metamorphoses

 

140

Peace: After Tibullus

 

134-6

Sulpicia

 

137-8

 

 

 

Gorse Fires

Secker & Warburg, 1991

 

Anticleia

 

183

Argos

 

190

Aurycleia

 

184

Butchers, The

 

182

Homecoming

 

171

Laertes

 

182

Mercury

 

171

Tree House

 

177

 

 

 

After Ovid

Faber, 1994 (eds. M. Hoffman and J. Lasdun)

According to Pythagoras

(Ovid Met. 15.60-478)

 

202

Baucis and Philemon

(Ovid Met. 8.618-724)

 

212

Flowering, A

(Ovid Met. 10.734-8)

 

205

Ivory and Water

(Ovid Met. 10.244-95)

 

206

Perdix

(Ovid Met. 8.153-225)

 

201

Phoenix

(Ovid Met. 15.392-407)

 

220

Spiderwoman

(Ovid Met. 6.5-145)

 

205

 

 

 

The Ghost Orchid

Cape, 1995

 

According to Pythagoras

(Ovid Met. 15.60-478)

 

107

After Horace

 

199

Akrotin

 

221

Bancis and Philemon

(Ovid Met. 8.618-724)

 

212

Bed of Leaves, A

 

222

Camp-Fires, The

 

224

Cavafy's Desire   230

Ceasefire

 

225

Flowering, A

(Ovid Met. 10.734-8)

 

205

Helmet, The

 

226

Homer's Octopus   230

Ivory and Water

(Ovid Met. 10.244-95)

 

206

Oar, The

 

239

Parting, The

 

226

Perdix

(Ovid Met. 8.153-225)

 

201

Phemios and Medon

 

229

Phoenix

(Ovid Met. 15.392-407)

 

220

Spiderwoman

(Ovid Met. 6.5-145)

 

205

 

 

 

The Weather in Japan

Cape, 2000

 
Beech Tree, The   281
Bullet Hole, The   259

Damiana

 

251

Evening Star, The

(and in Broken Dishes, Abbey Press, 1998)

263

Garden, The

 

283

Heartsease

 

251

Horses, The

 

260

In the Iliad

 

250

Linen Handkerchief, A

 

254

Paper Boats

 

273

Parody, The

 

252

Poppy, A

(and in Broken Dishes, Abbey Press, 1998)

255

Remembering the Poets

 

280

Snow Leopard, The

(and in Broken Dishes, Abbey Press, 1998)

264

Vision of Theoclymenus, The

 

252

 

 

 

Snow Water

Cape, 2004

 

Corinna

 

320

Group, The

 

321-22

Interview

 

310

Praxille

 

320

Sleep & Death

 

311

War & Peace

 

310

 

 

 

Other

 

 

Old Soldiers

TLS 1 January 2005