Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Poetic Obituaries: As author and poet, Professor [Bob] Welch

published several novels in both English and Irish. These included Groundwork (1997), named by the New York Times Book Review as one of the notable books of 1998. His most recent book was Kicking the Black Mamba: Life, Alcohol and Death (2012), a memoir of his son Egan which has received much acclaim. His output as a poet included Muskerry (1991), The Evergreen Road (2006) and Constanza (2010).

As a research scholar, he published major works of scope and ambition, including Irish Poetry from Moore to Yeats (1980), Changing States: Transformations in Modern Irish Writing (1993) and a History of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, The Abbey Theatre 1899-1999: Form and Pressure (1999).

from Coleraine Times: Robert Anthony (Bob) Welch MRIA (1947-2013)


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