Peter Fallon, Poetry Reading
Tuesday, Noveneber 4
St. Rita's Chapel Community Room
Poet Peter Fallon has recently published his sixteenth book, Strong, My Love (2014). Fallon served as inaugural Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University in 2000 and has remained a close friend of the program, reading last here with his friend, the late Seamus Heaney, in 2010. He is also the publisher of Gallery Books, the most significant publisher of Irish poetry. In his nearly five-decade career, Fallon has won the O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award from the Irish American Cultural Institute in 1993, was honored by the Irish Times on their Books of the Year list in 1998, and was also recognized by the Poetry Book Society for a translation of Virgil’s Georgics (later published by Oxford University Press in its World Classics Series) in 2004.