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Ignatius McGovern

September — October 2011

Iggy mcgovern 2011

Poet and academic Iggy McGovern is interested in the common ground between poetry and science. He will spend his residency working on a verse biography of the life of William Rowan Hamilton (1805-65). Hamilton is the most significant figure in Irish science, and his world-wide status can be gauged by the distinctive “Hamiltonian” tag that dominates online “hits”; But he was also a poet, friend of Wordsworth and Coleridge. Iggy hopes to complete the work within 2012, which is the year of Dublin City of Science.

Event with artist:
Rencontre littéraire : poets Leontia Flynn and Iggy McGovern, novelist Lucy Caldwell 18/10 2013