Monthly Archives: April 2012

We must use what transport we can: Louis MacNeice and the train journey.

My first encounter with Louis MacNeice was reading ‘The Sunlight on the Garden’ and ‘Meeting Point’ in anthologies of Irish poetry – beautiful, prismatic lyrics which I came to think were not entirely characteristic of the poet. Later, MacNeice became the Godfather of a Northern Irish poetry I’d only been dimly aware existed. More