About Edna Longley
Edna Longley, literary critic and cultural commentator, is an emerita professor in the School of English, Queen's University Belfast. She is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the British Academy. Her main interests are modern poetry, Irish literature, and Irish cultural politics. Her publications include Poetry & Posterity (2000). She is editor of The Bloodaxe Book of 20th Century Poetry from Britain and Ireland (2000) and Edward Thomas: The Annotated Collected Poems (2008); and co-editor (with Peter Mackay and Fran Brearton) of Modern Irish and Scottish Poetry (2011) and (with Fran Brearton) of Incorrigibly Plural: Louis MacNeice and his Legacy (2012).