Geoffrey Squires

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Geoffrey Squires (born 1942) is an Irish poet who works in what might loosely be termed the modernist tradition.

Squires was born in Derry and grew up in Donegal. He has lived in a number of countries, including a long spell in Persia in the 1970s. He now lives in Hull, where he teaches at the university.

His publications include Sixteen Poems (1969), Drowned Stones (1975), XXI Poems (1980), Landscapes & Silence and This (both 1960). A selected poems, Untitled and other Poems appeared in 2004.

Squires' early work was influenced by the poetry and poetics of Charles Olson, but his more recent writings show the effect of his study of the phenomenological philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

  • An essay on Squires and two other poets
  • See also

    • List of Northern Ireland writers
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