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Ailbhe Darcy

Dr Ailbhe Darcy

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Ysgol Saesneg, Cyfathrebu ac Athroniaeth

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I am a poet and critic with research interests in contemporary poetry, Irish literature, lyric theory, religion and post-secular poetics, and I welcome applications from prospective PhD students in these areas. 

My forthcoming poetry collection is Insistence, due for publication in June 2018 with Bloodaxe Books. My previous collection with Bloodaxe is Imaginary Menagerie (2011). A poetic text in collaboration with S.J. Fowler, Subcritical Tests (2017), is published by Gorse Editions, and a chapbook, A Fictional Dress (2009), is published by Tall Lighthouse. 

My work has been collected in various anthologies, including The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry, Vol 1 (Wake Forest UP, 2017),  Identity Parade: New British & Irish Poets (Bloodaxe, 2010) and Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century (Bloodaxe, 2010). 

I have written on poetry for a variety of publications, including Poetry Ireland Review, The Dublin Review of Books and The Poetry Review. 



Darcy, A. 2018. Insistence. Bloodaxe Books. (Forthcoming) 

Darcy, A and S.J. Fowler. 2017. Subcritical Tests. Gorse Editions. 

Darcy, A. 2011. Imaginary Menagerie. Bloodaxe Books.

Darcy, A. 2009. A Fictional Dress. Chapbook. Tall Lighthouse Press.

Sections in Anthologies

Darcy, A. 2017. Selection of poetry, The Wake Forest Irish Poetry Series, Vol. 4, ed. David Wheatley. Wake Forest University Press. 

Darcy, A. 2014. "He Tells Me I Have a Peculiar Relationship with My City." If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song, ed. Pat Boran and Gerard Smyth. Dedalus Press.

Darcy, A. 2010. Six Poems. Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century, ed. James Byrne and Clare Pollard. Bloodaxe Books.

Darcy, A. 2010. Four Poems. Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets, ed. Roddy Lumsden. Bloodaxe Books.

Journal Articles 

Darcy, A. 2017. "Melancholy in Contemporary Irish Poetry: Mahon and the 'Metre Generation'." 21st Century Literature. 

Darcy, A. 2014. "Dorothy Molloy’s Gurlesque Poetics."Contemporary Women’s Writing 8.3, November.

Darcy A. and Romana Huk (eds.) 2013. "Hospitable Forms: Post-Secular Thought in New-Century Poetics." Special forum with an introduction by the editors. Religion and Literature 45.3, Autumn.

Chapters in Books

Darcy, A. 2017. "Dorothy Molloy: Dual Citizenship in the Kingdom of the Sick." Book Chapter. Post-Ireland? Essays on Contemporary Irish Poetry, ed. Jefferson Holdridge and Brian O Conchubhair. Wake Forest University Press. 

Recent Poems

Darcy, A. 2017. "Seizure." Poetry London, Autumn 2017. 

Darcy, A. 2017. "Alphabet." Poetry Wales 52.3, Spring. 

Darcy, A. 2016. “Martinstag” and “Honk for Peace.” Poetry Ireland Review 118, April.

Darcy, A. 2015. “Hair”, “After my Son was Born” and “Ansel Adams’ Aspens.” POETRY, September.

Darcy, A. 2015. “Panopticon” and “Service Not Included.” Poems translated into Polish by Mateusz Grzegorzewski. Art Papier 1.11.

Darcy, A. and S.J. Fowler. 2015. “Subcritical Tests.” Gorse 3, March.

Darcy, A. 2015. “Sushi.” The Stinging Fly 2.32.

Darcy, A. 2013. “Ultrasound’ and ‘Service Not Included.” Eire-Ireland 48.3: 308-309.


Darcy, A. 2017. "Or, how I learned to keep worrying: Collaborative writing, motherhood and the atom bomb." The Critical Flame 48. http://criticalflame.org/or-how-i-learned-to-keep-worrying-collaborative-writing-motherhood-and-the-atom-bomb/











Darcy, A. a David Wheatley 2021. Hanes Hanes Merched Iwerddon. Gwasg Prifysgol Caergrawnt.

Darcy, A. 2018. Mynnu.  Llyfrau Bloodaxe.

Darcy, A and S.J. Fowler. 2017. Profion Subcritical. Rhifynnau Gorse 

Darcy, A. 2011. Imaginary Menagerie. Llyfrau Bloodaxe.

Darcy, A. 2009. Gwisg ffuglennol. Llyfr Chapbook. Gwasg Goleudy Tal.

Adrannau mewn Antholegau

Darcy, A. 2017. Detholiad o farddoniaeth, Cyfres Barddoniaeth Fforest Wake Gwyddelig, Cyf. 4,  gol. David Wheatley. Gwasg Prifysgol Forest Awake. 

Darcy, A. 2014. "Mae'n dweud wrthyf fod gen i berthynas arbennig gyda fy ninas." If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song, gol. Pat Boran a Gerard Smyth. Dedalus Press.

Darcy, A. 2010. Chwe Cerdd. Cydnabyddiaeth Llais: 21 Bardd ar gyfer yr 21ain Ganrif, gol. James Byrne a Clare Pollard. Llyfrau Bloodaxe.

Darcy, A. 2010. Pedair Cerdd. Gorymdaith Hunaniaeth: New British and Irish Poets, gol. Roddy Lumsden. Llyfrau Bloodaxe.

Erthyglau Cyfnodolyn

Darcy, A. 2017. "Melancholy mewn barddoniaeth Wyddeleg gyfoes: Mahon a'r 'Genhedlaeth Fetr'." Llenyddiaeth yr 21ain ganrif. 

Darcy, A. 2014. Dorothy Molloy's Gurlesque Poetics. Ysgrifennu Menywod Cyfoes 8.3, Tachwedd.

Darcy A. a Romana Huk (eds) 2013 "Ffurfiau croesawgar: meddwl ôl-seciwlar mewn beirdd y ganrif newydd." Fforwm arbennig gyda chyflwyniad gan y golygyddion. Crefydd a Llenyddiaeth 45.3, Hydref.

Penodau mewn Llyfrau

Darcy, A. 2017. "Dorothy Molloy: Dinasyddiaeth ddeuol yn nheyrnas y cleifion."  Pennod Llyfr. Ôl-Iwerddon? Traethodau ar Farddoniaeth Gyfoes Wyddeleg, gol. Jefferson Holdridge a Brian O Conchubhair. Wake Forest University Press.

Cerddi Diweddar

Darcy, A. 2017. "Ffiguro."  Poetry London, Hydref 2017.

Darcy, A. 2017. "Alphabet."  Poetry Wales 52.3, Gwanwyn.

Darcy, A. 2016. "Martinstag" a "Honk for Peace." Poetry Ireland Review 118, Ebrill.

Darcy, A. 2015. "Gwallt", "Ar ôl i fy Mab gael ei eni" ac "Ansel Adams' Aspens." BARDDONIAETH, Medi.

Darcy, A. 2015. "Panopticon" a "Gwasanaeth heb ei gynnwys." Cerddi a gyfieithwyd i'r Pwyleg gan Mateusz Grzegorzewski. Art Papier 1.11.

Darcy, A. a S.J. Fowler. 2015. "Profion Subcritical." Gorse 3, Mawrth.

Darcy, A. 2015. "Sushi." Y Plu Stinging 2.32 .

Darcy, A. 2013. "Uwchsain" a 'Gwasanaeth heb ei gynnwys'. Eire-Iwerddon 48.3: 308-309. 


Darcy, A. 2017. "Neu, sut y dysgais i ddal i bryderu: Ysgrifennu cydweithredol, mamolaeth, a'r bom atom."  Y Fflam Gritigol 48. http://criticalflame.org/or-how-i-learned-to-keep-worrying-collaborative-writing-motherhood-and-the-atom-bomb/


I joined ENCAP in September 2016, before which I taught on the Englisches Seminar at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. I completed my graduate studies at the University of Notre Dame, where I submitted a doctoral dissertation on contemporary Irish poetry and secularisation, with research funded by a Krause Fellowship from the American Conference of Irish Studies. 

While at Notre Dame, I also earned an MFA in Creative Writing and published my first collection of poetry, Imaginary Menagerie (Bloodaxe, 2011). I am currently working on a second collection of poetry, Insistence, which has benefited from a literature bursary from the Irish Arts Council. 

I write frequently about poetry in publications such as the Dublin Review of Books, Poetry Ireland Review, The Critical Flame and The Stinging Fly, and travel widely to engage with audiences, most recently to Cyprus as part of the CROWD Omnibus tour. I have participated in readings and festivals in South Bend, New York, Boston, Paris and throughout Ireland and Britain, and my work has been translated into Polish, Greek and Portuguese. 

Meysydd goruchwyliaeth

Rwy'n croesawu ceisiadau gan ddarpar ymgeiswyr PhD ym meysydd:

  • Barddoniaeth Wyddeleg
  • Barddoniaeth merched
  • Llenyddiaeth Wyddeleg gyfoes
  • Theori Lyric