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Ireland's Eamonn Wall to teach at Villanova


Ireland's Wall to teach at Villanova

VILLANOVA Irish poet Eamonn Wall has been named the Villanova University 2014 Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Chair of Irish Studies, the university announced.

Wall is the author of six volumes of poetry, two essay collections, and a number of short stories and essays. He will teach an honors poetry writing workshop and an Irish American fiction seminar during the spring semester for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Wall is a native of Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland, and attended University College in Dublin. He earned a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Wall immigrated to the United States in the 1980s, and is a professor of Irish studies and English at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.

"We are fortunate this year to have with us a great Irish-born poet of the diaspora, who writes as much of U.S. landscapes as he does of the Irish ones, " Joseph Lennon, director of Villanova's Irish studies program, said in a statement. - Mari A. Schaefer

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