Belfast Group Poetry|Networks
Belfast Group Poetry|Networks is a site that explores the writing workshop that run in Belfast sporadically from 1963-1972. Founded by Philip Hobsbaum, a lecturer at Queen's University Belfast, the Group's members included some of the most famous poets of the twentieth centry, including Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, and others.
The site features:
- a full list of the “Group sheet” drafts that were read as part of the Belfast Group
- digital editions of a subset of those (including work by Heaney, Longley, and Muldoon)
- network graphs based on data from the Group sheets and archival data from MARBL finding aids
- a map highlighting locations mentioned in the poetry drafts as well as places of where the authors in the Group lived throughout their lives
- essays providing background on the Belfast Group and the website
- three new scholarly, peer-reviewed essays on recollections of the Group and the network data, the role of women in the Group, and the limitations and benefits of the archival approach taken for this project
- “The Belfast Group’s ‘Social Network,’” Rebecca Sutton Koeser, Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library, 7.14 (Spring 2014): 8. Accessed 8 June 2015. Web. http://www.editionduo.com/publication/?i=203191&p=9.
- “Networking the Belfast Group through the Automated Semantic Enhancement of Existing Digital Content,” Rebecca Sutton Koeser and Brian Croxall, Journal of Digital Humanities, 2.3 (2013). Web. http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-3/networking-the-belfast-group-through-the-automated-semantic-enhancement-of-existing-digital-content/.