Being New York, Being Irish:
Reflections on Twenty Five Years of Irish America and New York University's Glucksman Ireland House
Editor: Terry Golway
Assistant Editor: Miriam Nyhan Grey
Irish Academic Press 2018
Through deeply personal essays that reflect on their own experience, research and art, some of the best-known Irish writers on both sides of the Atlantic commemorate Glucksman Ireland House NYU's 25th anniversary by examining what has changed, and what has not, in Irish and Irish-American culture, art, identity, and politics since 1993. Alice McDermott writes about her son’s Irish awakening; Colum McCann’s Joycean essay is a brilliant call to action in defence of immigrants and social justice; Colm Tóibín’s first visit to New York coincided with the first St Patrick’s Day parade led by a woman; Dan Barry reflects on Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes; and a new poem by Seamus Heaney written not long before his death.