John Montague

Scope and Content

Consists of letters and proofs relating to the published poetry works of John Montague.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Montague (born 28 February 1929) is an Irish poet. He was born in New York and brought up in Tyrone. He has published a number of volumes of poetry, two collections of short stories and two volumes of memoir. He is one of the best known Irish contemporary poets. In 1998 he became the first occupant of the Ireland Chair of Poetry(virtually Ireland's Poet laureate.)

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