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Irish Poet Peter Fallon

Poet Peter Fallon Reads at Emory University

On November 20, 2014, Irish poet, editor and publisher Peter Fallon gave a reading at Emory University in the Robert W. Woodruff Library. Born in Germany in 1951, Fallon grew up on his uncle’s farm near Kells, County Meath. At age 18, he founded The Gallery Press, which has published more than 400 books of poems and plays by Ireland’s finest writers. Among the writers The Gallery Press publishes are Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Brian Friel, Derek Mahon, John Montague, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Ciaran Carson and Medbh McGuckian, and it has fostered a new generation of Irish poets such as Vona Groarke, Peter Sirr, Conor O’Callaghan, Kerry Hardie and Alan Gillis.

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