John Montague

John Montague was an American poet whose writing touched on themes like national identity and loss. His collections include A Drunken Sailor, The Dead Kingdom, and Poisoned Lands. The latter was one of his first, published in 1961. He was also well-regarded as a translator.

Hymn to the New Omagh Road

‘Hymn to the New Omagh Road’ by John Montague is a poem that uses the construction of a new road to show the influence of modernization on County Tyrone.

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