1. Introduction

Iggy McGovern is a poet and retired academic; he is a Fellow Emeritus in the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin and has published two collections of poetry with Dedalus Press, The King of Suburbia (2005) and Safe House (2010). He edited the anthology 2012: Twenty Irish Poets Respond to Science in Twelve Lines, published by Dedalus Press in association with Quaternia Press, and co-edited (with Jean-Patrick Connerade) Science Meets Poetry 3, published by Euroscience. His most recent book, A Mystic Dream of 4, a sonnet sequence based on the life of William Rowan Hamilton, 19th century Irish Mathematician & Poet, is published by Quaternia Press (2013). His most recent appointment is Alexander von Humboldt at ELINAS, Friedrich-Alexander Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg 2015.





3 ways to get your copy of A Mystic Dream of 4:

(1) Send euro cheque/sterling cheque/dollar check to

Quaternia Press, 40 Gledswood Ave, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14

Prices (inclusive of postage)

Paperback €11.50/£10/$15 each or 3 copies for €30/£26/$39

Hardback €23/£20/$30 each or 3 copies for €60/£52/$78

For further information email Quaterniapress@gmail.com

(2) Credit card payment via www.dedaluspress.com (per item prices and postage extra)

(3) Selected city centre outlets:

Dublin: Books Upstairs (College Green), Rathgar Bookshop (Rathgar Rd) and Easons (O’Connell St)

Belfast: No Alibis Bookshop (Botanic Ave)


Copies of The King of Suburbia (Dedalus 2005) and Safe House (Dedalus 2010) can be obtained directly from the publisher (www.dedaluspress.com)


This site consists of 9 further pages (see black panel list), as follows:

Extended Biography & Book Reviews

Poetry Activity-  a listing of activities, recent and planned, such as readings, workshops etc

A selection of published poems – mainly from the three collections

Poems for occasions – University events, exhibition openings, etc

Short Prose Pieces – mainly Essays broadcast on RTE Sunday Miscellany

Science Meets Poetry – a developing field

Physics –  research at Trinity College

Launch of Safe House – a selection of photos

Launch of A Mystic Dream of 4 – a selection of photos



last updated 23.07.14

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