Greg Delanty at the Editorial Institute

A celebration of the publication and a reading from Selected Delanty.

                                         You remarked,
freeing my tongue’s needle
stuck on its damaged record,
how cúpla dán of mine are hearkening back,
a kind of grappling for the life buoy’s O
of the roads, streets and life of the drowned city
we both hail from.

                                 — Greg Delanty from "The Lost Way"

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Un-Gyve Press Publishes The Truth of Two by Harry Thomas

BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Harry Thomas's translations of Catullus, Li Bai, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Giacomo Leopardi, Salvador Díaz Mirón, Paul Valéry, Antonio Machado, Umberto Saba, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Pedro Salinas, Eugenio Montale, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Primo Levi, Yves Bonnefoy, Joseph Brodsky. The Truth of Two: Selected Translations by Harry Thomas forthcoming from Un-Gyve Press . Publication date November 7, 2017.

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Today, the happiest of turmoils all over the world.

Announcement of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan, presented by Professor Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, on 13 October 2016.

“Today, the happiest of turmoils all over the world. Rightly a tribute to the arteven more than to the artist, the Nobel triumph – like the art itself – will endure. For the triumph of genius does the heart good, and not only the heart. “

— Christopher Ricks

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In Air: John Crowe Ransom

Of the tread of the dark wood mold and turfy rye,

Rich smell of horse in his nostril, wind in his eye,

– from In Air, John Crowe Ransom

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Un-Gyve Press to Publish Selected Poems of Greg Delanty

BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A sense of vital, actual experience is in fact wonderfully sustained in Delanty's verse in its notable linguistic energy, product of a distinctive fusion of a literary lexicon (even Latinate at times) with contemporary demotic, Cork argot, Irish language phrases, place names, craft cant and North American slang (baseball lingo in one poem, 'Tagging the Stealer'). The language of his verse functions indeed as the verbal equivalent of the printer's hellbox (subject of one of the finest of Delanty's poems), which the poet tells us 'was a container in which worn or broken type was thrown to be melted down and recast into new type'. For in Delanty's work a world in constant transition (the 'simultaneous going and comings of life') is realized in a vocabulary and variegated tonal register that displays language itself in the process of being re-made.

— Terence Brown, "Greg Delanty and North America", Agenda, 2008

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Simon & Schuster Announces Limited Edition Of Bob Dylan’s Lyrics

New York, NY, October 7, 2014―Simon & Schuster announced today that it will publish a new book by Bob Dylan entitled The Lyrics: Since 1962, on October 28, 2014.

The Lyrics is the first comprehensive, rigorously annotated, and definitive collection of Bob Dylan’s lyrics to be published. It grew out of an unprecedented collaboration over many years between Mr. Dylan and a team of editors led by Sir Christopher Ricks, Warren Professor of the Humanities and codirector of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, the editor of works by T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, and Alfred Lord Tennyson, as well as a member of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics.

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Three Talks by Christopher Ricks

October 1, 2014—October 22, 2014,  7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Three Talks by Christopher Ricks

Christopher Ricks gives three lectures hosted by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. The series is inspired by T. S. Eliot’s vision of the literary critic, as one who aims “to exhibit the relations of literature—not to ‘life’ as something contrasted to literature, but to all the other activities, which, together with literature, are the components of life.” Ricks will lecture on:

October 1: More than One Waste Land 
October 8: The strength to force the moment to its crisis: Thomas Hardy and George Eliot 
October 22: Just Like a Woman? Bob Dylan and the Charge of Misogyny

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Un-Gyve Press Publishes Some Complicity: Poems and Translations by Harry Thomas

BOSTON, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In September, the poet read to a crowded room at an event hosted by Boston University's Editorial Institute for the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers. The audience included the novelist Leslie Epstein, and the poets David Ferry, Saskia Hamilton, Dan Moran, and Ben Mazer. Forthcoming from Un-Gyve Press are Ben Mazer's critical edition of the Complete Poems of John Crowe Ransom and Archie Burnett'sSelected Poems of Greg Delanty.

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