Dr Eoghan WallsLecturer
My main areas of interest are the writing of poetry, Contemporary British and Irish poetry, the teaching of creative writing and the inter-relation between modern European thought and contemporary poetics.
I teach second year creative writing (CREW 203) and the MA (CREW 900), as well as tutoring on the Distance Learning MA.
I studied English and Philosophy at University College, Dublin and received both an MA and a PhD from the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University, Belfast. I taught creative writing at Queen’s University, Belfast, for the Open University and at Edinburgh University for the SUISS program before coming to teach at Lancaster.
I won an Eric Gregory award in 2006, an Irish Arts Council Bursary in 2008 and have been shortlisted for a number of other prizes, such as the Crashaw Prize, the Bridport Prize and the Strong Award for Best First Collection. My first collection, The Salt Harvest, was published in 2011 with Seren.
I am currently working on a translation of Heidegger’s own poetry, as well as a critical appraisal of his own poetry in the light of his poetics. I am also writing my second collection of poetry, looking at Darwinism, fatherhood, pigeons and financial crises.
Ph. D. in English Literature at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen’s University, Belfast, (2009).
MA in Creative Writing: Poetry at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University, Belfast (2003).
PGCE in Secondary English Teaching, Kings’ College, London (1999).
BA English and Philosophy at University College, Dublin (1998).
A Dialogue between Phenomenology and Poetry: Reading Hopkins and Heaney through Husserl, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty
PhD Supervision Interests
I am particularly interested in projects that cross the borders of the academy, fusing both creative and critical research. Projects in writing poetry that involves a depth of reading and that situate bodily experience in a historical/cultural context, including longer narrative verse, would be welcome. I would also be interested in critical projects investigating the prose of contemporary poets, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty or any study relating to phenomenological literary criticism.
Walls, E. 28/02/2019 Bridgend : Seren. 72 p. ISBN: 9781781724903.
Up the Border
Walls, E. 1/02/2018 In: The London Magazine. Feb-March
The Horror, The Religious Impulse and An X-Ray Vision
Walls, E. 1/10/2017 In: Poetry Ireland Review.
Walls, E. 1/09/2017
The Pigeon on St Vitus Dance
Walls, E. 1/05/2017 Belle Ombre
The Dead Jogger
Walls, E. 1/04/2017 In: Magma Poetry. Spring, p. 36. 1 p.
Buoyancy, Pear Stones and an interview
Walls, E. 1/05/2016 In: Poetry Ireland Review.
Peas and Eastbourne
Walls, E. 10/10/2015 In: The London Magazine.
To Half-Inchling & Sweeney's Song
Walls, E. 14/05/2015 In: Magma Poetry. 63
On the Egg
Walls, E. 12/05/2015 In: Poetry London. Summer
On the Principles of Dove Magic
Walls, E. 1/04/2015 In: The Wolf.
The Colour of Money
Walls, E. 14/07/2014 In: The London Magazine.
Walls, E. 1/06/2014 In: New Welsh Review.
On the Scaffolding of babel, On Chelmno and The Beast of the Galapagos
Walls, E. 1/06/2014 In: Poetry London. June-July
The Slug's Blue Rose
Walls, E. 1/06/2014 In: The Rialto.
The salt harvest
Walls, E. 2011 Bridgend : Seren. 64 p. ISBN: 9781854115492.
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