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Fishing ­Welcome to Chris McCully's website. 2018 has so far been a significant year. Chris's new translation of Beowulf appeared in September from Carcanet Press (http://www.carcanet.co.uk/) and a short collection of travel essays, Four Places, appeared in July (The Muscaliet Press (http://www.muscaliet.co.uk/). Chris also completed his work on the angling, history and culture of the Stour valley (Stour Diaries) and he is putting the finishing touches to (his part of) a second edition of Nomads of the Tides. Both these last titles are destined for The Medlar Press (https://www.medlarpress.com/). Chris will also continue work on projects relating to metrics and English verseform and is slowly putting together a new collection of poems (working title A Few Late Wasps) - pieces which will probably open a more extensive Collected Poems. (Fairly) recent other titles include Serengeti Songs (poems and photographs, 2016, Carcanet Press); Nomads of the Tides: Fishing for Irish Sea-Trout (2013, with Ken Whelan and James Sadler, Medlar Press); titles from 2011 include Selected Poems (Carcanet) and Outside (Two Ravens Press). A further co-edited work, Analysing Older English, appeared in December 2011 from CUP. For a further glimpse of Chris's work, please use the links below:
  

Fishing
Academic work and other prose
All Chris's books - a chronological list
  
    
  

Quotes:
"'If you collect together all the words that have ever been written about sea-trout in Ireland, and put them together between the same set of covers, the result will be a pale shadow of the tome that McCully and Whelan have delivered, which is not so much impossible to put down, as difficult to pick up, there is so much of it. The 480 pages cover every trickle that once smelt a white trout and in the process you get treated to more insider knowledge and more good advice and more stories than any reader has a right to wish. Truly, they do not write books like this any more, almost certainly because you don't come across such stellar combinations of writers more than once in an epoch.' " - about Nomads of the Tides (2013). Andrew Herd in Waterlog, Winter 2014.


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