Nick Laird is a poet and novelist who teaches at NYU and Queen’s University, Belfast, where he is the Seamus Heaney Professor of Poetry. A former lawyer, he worked on the Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday. (March 2022)
Whatever You Say, Say Nothing, Gilles Peress’s collection of photographs from the Troubles, presents an overwhelming narrative of Republican heroics.
Whatever You Say, Say Nothing
by Gilles Peress, with texts by Chris Klatell
March 10, 2022 issue
Blood and Brexit
Every evil act I’ve ever seen committed was done in the name of identity.
January 16, 2020 issue
Blood and Brexit
We lived in Mid Ulster during the spate of tit-for-tat killings, as they were called. We remember all the bomb scares and evacuations and fear. We remember all the bombs. We remember all the shootings. We remember being turned back from going to school at a checkpoint by masked men with baseball bats.
December 10, 2019
Like the honest politician or the reality TV star, the prose poem is an oxymoron.
The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem: From Baudelaire to Anne Carson
edited and with an introduction by Jeremy Noel-Tod
November 7, 2019 issue
The Cold Eye of Marianne Moore
New Collected Poems
by Marianne Moore, edited by Heather Cass White
May 10, 2018 issue
‘A New Way of Writing About Race’
Claudia Rankine’s ‘Citizen’
Citizen: An American Lyric
by Claudia Rankine
April 23, 2015 issue
A Lover’s Quarrel with the World
Jump Soul: New and Selected Poems
by Charlie Smith
November 20, 2014 issue
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