Lucy Collins is Associate Professor of English at University College Dublin. Books include Poetry by Women in Ireland: A Critical Anthology 1870–1970 (2012) and a monograph, Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement (2015), both from Liverpool University Press. She has published widely on contemporary poets from Ireland, Britain, and America, and is co-founder of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive, a national digital repository.
An article on Hidden Collections: The Value of Irish literary archives under the headings, 'Critical Failures', 'The Shape of the literary archive', 'Women Writers in the archive', and 'The living archive'. From Irish University Review (50)
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"Yet in spite of a deepening interest in the work of Irish women writers, reinvigorated by #WakingTheFeminists (2016) and ‘Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon’ (2017), the archival profile of individual women writers has not been significantly raised. Fired! draws particular attention to the neglect of earlier generations of Irish women poets, and to the fact that their work is both out of print and largely unrepresented in the archive. When I began work on Poetry by Women in Ireland: A Critical Anthology 1870–1970 (2012), only two of the fifteen women I chose had named archives in institutional repositories."
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