Iggy McGovern is a poet and a Fellow Emeritus in the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin; he has published three collections of poetry with Dedalus Press, The King of Suburbia (2005), Safe House (2010) and The Eyes of Isaac Newton (2017).  A Mystic Dream of 4, a poetic biography of William Rowan Hamilton, 19th century Irish Mathematician & Poet, is published by Quaternia Press (2013). His awards include the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary, the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award for Poetry and the Hennessy Literary Award. He edited the anthology 20/12: Twenty Irish Poets Respond to Science in Twelve Lines, published in 2012 by Dedalus Press in association with Quaternia Press.

Recent News & Events

‘Rhymes & Reflections’ part of Schroedinger at 75 – The Future of Biology, 04.09.18

‘A Mystic Dream of 4’ featured in ‘What is Life?’ exhibition in The Long Room Library of Trinity College, September 2018

Quoted in ‘Poet Laureate’s Blog’: July 18,

StAnza Poetry Festival, St Andrews 08.03.18

Nessa O’Mahoney talks to author of The Eyes of Isaac Newton in The Attic Sessions #21

Caitriona O’Reilly reviews The Eyes of Isaac Newton in The Irish Times

Kay Sheehy talks to author of The Eyes of Isaac Newton on RTE Arena 11th January

Connecting Seamus Heaney’s iconic poem ‘Lightenings viii’ with the optical effect known as the ocean mirage.

Tools To Open Our Eyes, Feile na Bealtaine 2018, Dingle Co Kerry.



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