Poet Eamon Grennan gives literary archive to Emory
ATLANTA – Irish poet Eamon Grennan is placing his literary papers at Emory University’s library in Atlanta.
The collection includes 170 journals and drafts of poems dating back to the late 1960s, when Grennan was in Rome and met expatriate writers including Ezra Pound.
Grennan’s archive joins an internationally known collection of Irish authors and poets, including W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon and Paul Muldoon. Grennan says he chose Emory in part because the university’s collection is like “an Irish village.”
The Dublin native is an Irish citizen who’s lived in the United States for decades. He was an English professor at Vassar College in New York state for more than 30 years, retiring in 2004.