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Hugh Maxton Publications

Hugh Maxton Publications

Poetry By Hugh Maxton

Same Bridge Perhaps, and Other Fugitive Poems (with a postface by Eiléan ní Chuilleanáin). Dublin: Duras Press, 2013.

Poems 2000-2005. Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2005.

hOMAGHe. [Bamberg], printed Cambridge: Bamberg Press, 2004. 12pp.

Gubu Roi: Poems & Satires, 1991-1999. Belfast: Lagan Press, 2000.

 Swiftmail. Dublin: Lilliput Press, 1992.

 The Engraved Passion; New and Selected Poems 1970-1991. Dublin: Dedalus Press, 1991

Between; Selected Poems of Agnes Nemes Nagy Translated into English. Budapest: Corvina Press; Dublin: Dedalus Press, 1988.

 At the Protestant Museum. Mountrath: Dolmen Press, 1986.

Passage (with surviving poems). Bradford on Avon, 1985

 6 Snapdragons. Clemson (N. C.), 1985.

Jubilee for Renegades. Mountrath: Dolmen Press, 1982.

 The Noise of the Fields. Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1976.

 Stones. Dublin: Figgis, 1970.


Happen, a Novel. Dublin: Duras Press, 2015.

Twenty/16 Vision, a Novel. Dublin: Duras Press, 2009.

Waking: an Irish Protestant Upbringing. Belfast: Lagan Press, 1997.

Some Related Activities

Prepared a libretto (based on a text by W. B. Yeats) for an opera by John Buckley, first performed in October 1991 (Dublin, Belfast, Wexford Festival etc.) Second production, London (Covent Garden) May 1993. The text is printed in Benjamin Dwyer, Constellations; the Life and Music of John Buckley (Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2011) pp. 208-212.

Prepared the catalogue entry for Blue Funk, the Irish participants in the Sonsbeek 93 International Art Exhibition (Arnhem June 1993.)

Wrote the catalogue essay – ‘Negative Powers’ – for the four-person exhibition, Alchemy, 1993.

Took part in a day-long Hungarian TV series of programmes on Irish culture, February 1995.

Represented Ireland at the Coimbra International Poetry Festival May 1995.

Augusta Medici completed her thesis ‘The Genesis of Hugh Maxton’s Poem, “Swift Mail”, at the University of Zurich in 1995.

Wrote exhibition notes to ‘Ferenc Martyn: Ulysses’, for the exhibition displayed during the Millennium James Joyce International Symposium, June 2000.

‘The Spanish Arch'; programme note for the Abbey Theatre’s production of F. G. Lorca’s ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ (trans. Sebastian Barry), May 2003.

‘Synge and the Nineteenth Century'; programme note for the Abbey Theatre’s production of ‘The Playboy of the Western World’ summer 2004.

Notes for an exhibition of fifteen paintings by Cecil King (from my personal collection); at the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, County Wicklow, March 2015.