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Tara McEvoy

Tara McEvoy

Tara McEvoy is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, and a 2022 Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast. In 2021, she was awarded the O’Donnell Fellowship in Irish Studies at the University of Melbourne. 

'"The verity of his company": Seamus Heaney in Australia' by Tara McEvoy

September 2022, no. 446 25 August 2022
Think of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and you mightn’t automatically think of Australia. What the name invokes for most readers, I would hazard, are the vivid landscapes of Ireland (‘The cold smell of potato mould, the squelch and slap / of soggy peat’). Heaney (1939–2013) might have been a man of the world, but he was rooted half a world away. As I embarked on a research project, ‘Seam ... (read more)