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Dr Frank Sewell

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Irish Literature in English

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School of Arts & Humanities


Irish and Celtic Studies Research


Room I041 Cromore Road Coleraine Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA



Dr Frank Sewell's PhD research into the poetry of Máirtín Ó Direáin, Seán Ó Ríordáin, Cathal Ó Searcaigh and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill was published as a monograph by Oxford University Press: Modern Irish Poetry: A New Alhambra (Oxford: OUP, 2000).

Since then he has continued to write chapters and essays on the 'dual tradition' of twentieth-century Irish poetry in both English and Irish, including studies of work by Gabriel Rosenstock and Ciaran Carson.

Other publications include translations of Irish poetry and short stories, Japanese poetry, and also original poetry. In addition Frank has edited several anthologies of contemporary writing.


1998 PhD, Irish poetry, Ulster University; 1992 BA Hons 1st Class: English (major) & Russian (minor)

Research Fields

Modern and contemporary writing in Irish
Bilingual writing in Ireland
Creative writing
International aspects of Irish Literature (esp. Russian / Slavonic links)