Subseries 6.2
Writings about Simmons
Box 72-74; OP 11-15

Reviews
Box Folder Content
72 1 "Anatomizing Very Human Pain," by Richard Hayes in the Irish Literary Supplement, Spring 1996 [review of Elegies] Elegies]
72 2 "Breath of Fresh Dare," by Damian Gorman, in Irish News [review of From the Irish] From the Irish]
72 3 "Cassettes of Atrocity," by Peter Porter in the Observer, 31 August 1985 [review of From the Irish] From the Irish]
72 4 "Chancy," by Bernard O'Donoghue in Poetry Review, June 1987 [review of Poems 1956-1986] Poems 1956-1986]
"Collected Poems," by Timothy Brownlow in Hibernia [review of Late but in Earnest] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1] Late but in Earnest] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
72 5 "A Dazzle of Poets," in the Irish Press, 21 September 1974 [review of Ten Irish Poets] Ten Irish Poets]
72 6 "Death & Other Weaknesses," in Irish Press, 4 September 1980 [review of Constantly Singing] Constantly Singing]
"Direct Routes," by John S. Kelly, in the Irish Press, 2 April 1969 [review of In the Wilderness] [See Subseries, 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1] In the Wilderness] [See Subseries, 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
"400 Saucy Verses," by H.L. Williams, in Western Mail, 1 March 1969 [review of In the Wilderness] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1] In the Wilderness] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
72 7 "From the Irish," by Terry Eagleton in Poetry Review, Summer 1985 [review of From the Irish] From the Irish]
72 8 "Gruesomely Gooey," by John Lucas in the New Statesman, 20 September 1985 [review of From the Irish] From the Irish]
72 9 "The Hard Edge of Culture," by Gordon Wardman [review of Poems 1956-1986]
72 10 "The Honest Ulsterman," in Community Mirror, June 1978 [review of The Selected James Simmons] The Selected James Simmons]
72 11 "The Importance of Being Sean," by Michael O hAodha in Irish Times, 24 March 1984 [review of Sean O'Casey] Sean O'Casey]
72 12 "An Irishman Well-Versed in Spleen," by Lachlan Mackinnon in The Independent, 19 March 1987 [review of Poems 1956-1986] Poems 1956-1986]
72 13 "James Simmons...a Master of Allusion," by Frank Ormsby in Belfast Telegraph, 15 April 1985 [review of From the Irish] From the Irish]
72 14 "James Simmons and the Rhythm of Life," by Jennifer FitzGerald [review of The Selected James Simmons]
72 15 "Like a Skein of Geese," by Adam Thorpe in The Observer, 30 July 1995 [review of Mainstream] Mainstream]
"The Magazine Scene," in the Irish Press, 12 April 1969 [See Subseries, 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
72 16 "A Man Living Dangerously," by Malachi O'Doherty, in The Irish News, 2 January 1987 [review of Poems 1956-1986] Poems 1956-1986]
72 17 "Moral Profanity, Poetic Evangelism," by Thomas McCarthy in Fortnight, May 1987 [review of Poems 1956-1986] Poems 1956-1986]
72 18 "Music of the Jungle," by Fred Johnston [review of Mainstream]
72 19 "My Own Voice Bores Me...But Not That of 'Ulster's Minstrel Boy,'" by John Midgley in News Letter, 29 May 1971 [review of Energy to Burn] Energy to Burn]
72 20 "News-sheet Competition," in Staff, August 1978 [review of The Selected James Simmons] The Selected James Simmons]
"The Hot World," by Anthony Glavin [review of No Flies] [see Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
"More of a Performance Than a Poem," by Martin Seymour-Smith [review of Late but in Earnest] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
72 21 "Not at Home," by Martin Dodsworth, in The Guardian, 31 January 1980 [review of The Selected James Simmons] The Selected James Simmons]
"One Cad, Two Fools-By-Choice," by P.J. Kavanagh, in The Guardian, 27 February 1969 [review of In the Wilderness] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 4, Folder 1] In the Wilderness] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 4, Folder 1]
72 22 "One Night Stanzas," by Patrick Ramsey in Fortnight, January 1994 [review of Sex. Rectitude, and Loneliness] Sex. Rectitude, and Loneliness]
72 23 "Only Our Misery is Genuine," by Alain Sinner [review of Poems 1956-1986]
"Physical Responses," by John Horder in Spectator, 27 October 1967 [review of Late but in Earnest] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1] Late but in Earnest] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
72 24 "Poetic Voices From the North," by Bridget O'Toole, 24 July 1978 [review of The Selected James Simmons]
72 25 "Poetry in the Clouds," by Patrick Crotty in the Irish Times, 11 April 1992 [review of The Cattle Rustling] The Cattle Rustling]
72 26 "A Provocative Poet," by Anthony Bradley, in the Irish Literary Supplement, Fall 1987 [review of Poems 1956-1986] Poems 1956-1986]
72 27 "Rational Faith in the Republic of the Ordinary," by Robert Welch in The Honest Ulsterman, Spring 1986 [review of From the Irish] From the Irish]
72 28 "Recent Poetry," by Dennis O'Driscoll, in Hibernia, 31 August 1978 [review of The Selected James Simmons] The Selected James Simmons]
72 29 "Recent Poetry," by Douglas Sealy [review of Poems 1956-1986]
72 30 Review of Constantly Singing, by Brian Sexton in The Irish Weekly, 25 October 1980 The Irish Weekly, 25 October 1980
72 31 Review of Elegies, in Books Ireland, February 1996 Books Ireland, February 1996
72 32 Review of From the Irish by Fleur Adcock
72 33 Review of From the Irish by Michael O'Higgins in Iron Magazine, October 1985-January 1986 Iron Magazine, October 1985-January 1986
72 34 Review of From the Irish by Kevin Smyth in Gown Literary SupplementGown Literary Supplement
Review of The Honest Ulsterman, by Jeanne Flood, Autumn 1969 [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
72 35 Review of Judy Garland and the Cold War, by Gerald Dawe in Fortnight, 4 February 1977 Fortnight, 4 February 1977
72 36 Review of No Land is Waste, Dr. Eliot, by Michael Foley
72 37 Review of Poems 1956-1986, in the New Statesman, 17 April 1987 New Statesman, 17 April 1987
72 38 Review of The Rostrevor Sessions by Angela Topping
72 39 Review of Sean O'Casey by Nicholas Grene
72 40 Review of Sean O'Casey, by Jeremy Rowe in Speech & Drama, Spring 1984 Speech & Drama, Spring 1984
72 41 Review of The Selected James Simmons, by Andrew Clark
72 42 Review of The Selected James Simmons, by Terry Eagleton in StandStand
72 43 Review of The Selected James Simmons, by Robert Greacen in Irish Press, 8 June 1978 Irish Press, 8 June 1978
72 44 Review of The Selected James Simmons, by D.H. Millar in Ulster Tatler, June 1978 Ulster Tatler, June 1978
72 45 Review of The Selected James Simmons, by Hayden Murphy in Aquarius, 1979 Aquarius, 1979
72 46 Review of The Selected James Simmons, in Andersonstown News, 3 June 1978 Andersonstown News, 3 June 1978
72 47 "Sex, Death and the Elemental," by Raymond J. Ross, in Cencrastus, Autumn 1987 [review of Poems 1956-1986] Poems 1956-1986]
72 48 "Sheer Simmons," by Jim McDowell in News Letter, 10 May 1978 [review of The Selected James Simmons] The Selected James Simmons]
72 49 "Singing and Roaring," by Gavin Ewart in The Times Literary Supplement, 28 July 1978 [review of The Selected James Simmons] The Selected James Simmons]
"Smooth Songs and Irish Echoes," in The Times Literary Supplement, 24 April 1969 [review of In the Wilderness] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1] In the Wilderness] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
72 50 "Some New Strain," by Andrew Motion in the New Statesman, 26 September 1980 [review of Constantly Singing] Constantly Singing]
72 51 "The Song Goes On," in Fortnight, October/November 1980 [review of Constantly Singing] Constantly Singing]
72 52 "Sounds of Sense," by Peter Forbes, in The Listener, 5 March 1987 [review of Poems 1956-1986] Poems 1956-1986]
"Taking a Strong Line," in The Times Literary Supplement, 5 October 1967 [review of Late but in Earnest] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1] Late but in Earnest] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
72 53 "Teller of Truths," by Basil Payne, in Books Ireland, December 1978 [review of The Selected James Simmons] The Selected James Simmons]
72 54 "This Champagne of Beers," by William Scammell, in The Spectator, 9 May 1987 [Review of Poems 1956-1986] Poems 1956-1986]
72 55 "Time to Move On," by Michael Foley [review of The Long Summer Still to Come]
"Tremblings of Promise," by Ian Hamilton [review of In the Wilderness] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
72 56 "True to the Everyday," by Martin Booth in Tribune, 6 March 1987 [review of Poems 1956-1986] Poems 1956-1986]
72 57 "Two Irish Poets," by James Liddy in The Irish Times [review of Constantly Singing] Constantly Singing]
"Two Young Poets in a Different Vein," by Bruce Arnold in the Sunday Independent, 28 July 1967 [review of Late but in Earnest] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1] Late but in Earnest] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
72 58 "Uncommonly Good," by Michael Foley, October 1978 [review of The Selected James Simmons]
"Visions of Life and Death," by Richard Kell, in The Guardian, 11 August 1967 [review of Late but in Earnest] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1] Late but in Earnest] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
72 59 "Words Apart" by David Manicom in Graph [review of Poems 1956-1986 and Seamus Heaney's The Haw Lantern] Poems 1956-1986 and Seamus Heaney's The Haw Lantern]
72 60 "A Worthy Quartet," by John Jordan in Poetry Ireland Review, Autumn 1987 [review of Poems 1956-1986] Poems 1956-1986]
"The Wounded Badger," by Michael Longley [review of In the Wilderness] [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
72 61 Review Checklist
Profiles and Promotional Items
73 1 "Ashes and Diamonds," by Claire Tomalin
73 2 "At the Court of King Simmons," by Paul Durcan in The Cork Examiner, 3 July 1978
73 3 "Blackstaff Flag Flying High," by Paul Durcan in The Cork Examiner, 15 January 1979
"Book Chat: The Best of '69," in Hibernia, 9 January 1970 [see Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
73 4 "Book Making," by Robert Taylor in Boston Sunday Globe, 20 May 1984
73 5 "British Poetry Since 1970," Selected by Michael McKenzie
73 6 "Cattle Rustling Irish-style"
73 7 "Election Runners Hold 'Hands Across the Divide' Ceremony in Ballymoney," in The Chronicle, 1 June 1996
73 8 "An English Mission," in Books Ireland, May 1985
"A Gifted Young Poet" [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
"A Halt at Culleybackey," by Benedict Kiely [see Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
"Irish Poet's Visit" [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
"An Irishman's Diary," 16 August 1968 [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
73 9 "An Irishman's Diary," 17 February 1977
73 10 "An Irishman's Diary," by Niall Kiely, 1980
73 11 "An Irishwoman's Diary," by Rosita Boland
73 12 "Ironing Out Simmons's Verse," by John McEntee in Irish Press, 14 May 1985
73 13 "James Simmons," by James J. Murphy in Dictionary of Literary Biography
73 14 "James Simmons-A Man of Many Talents"
73 15 "James Simmons' Drumslade," by Billy Simpson in Belfast Telegraph, 19 October 1982
73 16 "Join James for a Romantic Word on Valentine's Day," Times, 8 February 1996
73 17 "A Leeds 'Juno and the Paycock'"
73 18 "Life Lines Win Praise," by Fiona McGarry
73 19 "A Little More of the Sense of Ireland"
73 20 "Local Poets Making a Great Impression"
73 21 "MacMillan Modern Dramatists Newsletter No. 4"
"Magazine Scene," by John Jordon, in The Irish Press, 28 March 1970 [see Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
73 22 "My Book of the Year," by Anthony Cronin, 29 December 1978
73 23 "New Outlet for Our Literary 'Intellectuals,'" by Ralph Bossence, in News Letter
"New Ulster Poets," by Padraic Fiacc in Hibernia, November 1967 [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
73 24 "New Works Come After Tour," in Times News
73 25 Obituary for F. Stewart Simmons
"Of Youth and Young Love," by Ralph Bossenece, in News Letter, 19 August 1969 [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
OP11 "The Orpheus of Ulster," in The New York Review of Books, 11 July 1996
73 26 "Plain Truths & Home Cooking," by John Mole in Books & Writers
73 27 "Poems and Songs of Ulster" by Steven Winnett in the Queen's Journal, 19 March 1974
73 28 "Poet Ignored," by Ralph Bossence in News Letter, 24 January 1968 [See also Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
73 29 "Poet in Print, in Person," by Joy Bannister in Spectator, 5 May 1978
73 30 "Poetry, the Other Northern Ireland Ferment," by Peter Lennon in The Times, 11 April 1985
73 31 "Popular T.V. Folk Singer," by Nomad
73 32 "Profundity Without the Po-Face," by Ciaran Carty in The Sunday Tribune, 22 March 1987
73 33 "The Pushkin Prizes, School's Prize 1990"
"Sadly Wise Lyricism of James Simmons," by Tom Carson in The Belfast Telegraph, 24 August 1967
73 34 "Simmons Owes Much to the Folk Idiom," by Oliver Kennedy [See also Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
73 35 "Still Burning: James Simmons in Conversation with Martin Mooney"
73 36 "Telling Tales," by Alan Hollinghurst in Encounter, February/March 1981
"£360-The Price James Simmons Paid for Being an Honest Ulsterman," by Brian Bell [See Subseries 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
73 37 "Tracey Tunes in to Ulster Poets," by Des McMullen
73 38 "A Triumph for Young Producer," by Desmond Pratt
73 39 "Ulster Poets and the Protestant Muse," by James Liddy in Books and Authors
73 40 "Ulsterman's Diary," by Chichester
73 41 "Ulster's Poets in Verse Get Together" in the Belfast Telegraph, 31 January 1991
"Writing Round-About," by Adrian Barlow [See Suberies 3.5, Notebooks, Box 47, Folder 1]
73 42 "Yacht Safe"
73 43 Miscellaneous brief profiles
73 44 Miscellaneous publications about family
73 45 Untitled
73 46 Promotional items [folder 1 of 2]
73 47 Promotional items [folder 2 of 2]
OP12 Amnesty International Poetry Reading and Music
OP13 Ramelton Georgian Society Swilly Poetry and Literary Group Reading
OP14 Reading at the Duke's Head Theatre Club
OP15 Reading at the Ulster Museum, 11 February 1996
Scrapbooks of clippings
74 1 Scrapbook
74 2 Scrapbook
74 3 Scrapbook
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