Books, edited collections, essays, articles, selected lectures and conference papers
Irish Poetry Since 1950: From Stillness into History, Manchester: Manchester University Press, July 2000, vi + 362 pp.
Dylan Thomas, New Casebooks series, ed. with Chris Wigginton (London: Palgrave, 2001), xiv + 242 pp.
Irish Studies: The Essential Glossary, ed. John Goodby (London: Edward Arnold, 2003), 284 pp.
Work of words: the critical fates of Dylan Thomas, Bridgend: Seren Books (forthcoming 2008). xii + ca. 300 pp.
No soy tu musa: Antología de poetas irlandesas contemporáneas / I’m not your Muse: contemporary Irish women poets, selected, introduced and annotated by John Goodby, translations by Carlota Caulfied, Madrid: Torremazos Press, January 2008. This will be the first-ever anthology of Irish women’s poetry translated into Spanish.
A Birmingham Yank, Todmorden: Arc Press, 1998, 72 pp.
uncaged sea, (printed text with CD). A Cageian mesostic rewriting of Dylan Thomas’s Collected Poems 1934-1953, with Afterword, forthcoming Brighton: Waterloo Books, pp. ca. viii + 52.
The Light Inside (ten poems: ‘Blenheim Square’, ‘Repo Man’, ‘The Bastard Squad’, ‘Dustcover’, ‘The Escape Committee Meets’, ‘Cold Snap’, ‘Touchdown’, ‘The Coma Sutra’, ‘Vacant Possession’, ‘Lotherton Hall Sunday’), The Warwick Review, vol. 1, no. 2 (June 2007), pp. 64-71.
- Dylan Thomas and the poetry of the 1940s’, in Michael O’Neill, ed., The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Poetry, forthcoming 2009
- ‘”Walking in the City”: space, place and surveillance in The Irish for No and Belfast Confetti’, in Elmer Kennedy-Andrews, ed., The Poetry of Ciaran Carson, Dublin, Four Courts Press, forthcoming 2008.
- '"A Libel on the Good People of Donegal"?: the Fiction of Patrick McGinley', in Elmer Kennedy-Andrews, ed., Irish Fiction Since 1960 (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 2006).
- 'From Irish mode to modernisation: the poetry of Austin Clarke', in Matthew Campbell, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003, 21-41.‘Entering Carlota Caulfield’s Theatre of Memory’, introduction to The Book of Giulio Camillo / El Libro de Giulio Camillo / Il Libro di Giulio Camillo, Eboli Poetry Series, IntelliBooks Books, Oakland: USA, 2003, xv-xviii.
- '"The Soul of Silence": Mahon's Masculinities', in Elmer Kennedy-Andrews ed., The Poetry of Derek Mahon, Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 2002, 205-229.
- '"Very profound and very box office": the later poetry and Under Milk Wood', in Dylan Thomas: New Casebook, 2001, 192-220.
- '"Not Bad": Seamus Heaney's The Spirit Level', with Ivan Phillips, in Tony Curtis ed., The Art of Seamus Heaney, Bridgend: Seren Press, 2001, 241-61.
- '"Shut, too, in a tower of words": Dylan Thomas's modernism', with Chris Wigginton, in Alex Davis and Lee Jenkins, eds., Locations of Literary Modernism: Region and Nation in British and American Modernist Poetry, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000, 89-112.
- 'Reading Protestant Writing: Representations of the Troubles in the Poetry of Derek Mahon and Glenn Patterson's Burning Your Own', in Kathleen Devine, ed., Modern Irish Writers and the Wars, Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1999, 219-243.
- ‘”A Rising Tide”: Irish Poetry in the 1960s’, in Theo Dorgan, ed., Irish Poetry since Kavanagh: The Thomas Davis Lectures 1994, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1996, pp. 116-35.
- ‘Hermetic Hermeneuticism: Paul Muldoon and the Northern Irish Poetic’, in C. C. Barfoot, ed., In Black and Gold: Contiguous Traditions in Post-War British Poetry, Atlanta: Rodopi Press, 1994, pp. 137-168.
Colonies of Belief: Ireland's Modernists, ed. with Maurice Scully, and introduction. ('"Current, Historical, Mythical or Spook?": Irish modernist and experimental poetry', 51-60), special issue of Angel Exhaust, 17, April 1999, vi + pp, 144.
- “glittering silt”: the poetry of Trevor Joyce and the myth of Irishness’, with Marcella Edwards, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, 8:1 (Spring 2003), 173-98.
- '"The Prouder Counsel of her Throat": Towards a Feminist Reading of Austin Clarke', Irish University Review 29: 2 (Autumn / Winter 1999), 321-40.
- 'Bhabha, the Post/Colonial and Glenn Patterson's Burning Your Own: a response to Klaus-Gunnar Schneider', Irish Studies Review, 7: 1 (April 1999), 65-71.
- '"It Doesn't Belong": Irish modernism and The Week-End of Dermot and Grace', Colonies of Belief, Angel Exhaust 17 (April 1999), 92-99.
- 'Translating Heinrich Heine's Deutschland: ein Wintermärchen', with annotated translations of Cantos 6, 11 and 12, in Daniel Weissbort and Norma Rinsler eds., Modern Poetry in Translation, 11 (Summer 1997), 160-7.
- ‘”The importance of being elsewhere”, or “No man is an Ireland”: self, selves and social consensus in the poetry of Philip Larkin’, Critical Survey, 1:2 (1989), 131-8.
- 'Twentieth Century Irish Poetry (excluding Yeats', 100 items, Volume 312: Anglo-Irish Literature, Terence Brown, ed., Annotated Bibliography for English Studies, Swets & Zeitlinger (CD-ROM), March 1997-September 1998.
- Entries on: Dylan Thomas; Keith Douglas; Louis MacNeice; and ‘Seamus Heaney, in The Encyclopaedia of British Literature, General Editor David Scott Kastan, Oxford University Press, 2007.
- Mine arch never marble …’, Poetry Wales, Vol 42, no. 2 (January 2007), pp. 3-4.
- ‘The First Night’, Poetry London, no. 58 (Autumn 2007), p. 15.
- ‘Dylan Thomas’s sources in Whitman and the use of “sidle” as noun’, Notes & Queries, 52:1 (March 2005), pp. 105-7.
- Review article on Irish Writing: An Anthology of Irish Literature in English 1789-1939, ed. Stephen Regan, Irish Studies Review, vol. 13, no. 1 (June 2005), pp. 106-12.
- ‘Larkin’s Two Bleaneys’, Notes & Queries, 51:2 (June 2004), pp. 182-3.
- Where Have the Old Words Got Me? by Ralph Maud, New Welsh Review (Winter 2003), 103-106.'Barnardine's Reply', review of The Thing About Roy Fisher and News for the ear: a homage to Roy Fisher, Poetry Review, 90: 3 (April 2001), 68-70.
- 'Eight ways of looking at Welsh Writing in English', review of Welsh Writing in English: A Yearbook of Critical Essays, Vol. 6, ed. Tony Brown, in New Welsh Review, 51: XIII/III (Winter 2000/01), 57-61.
- Review of Nicholas Roe, Keats and the Culture of Dissent, in Caroline Franklin ed., Women's Writing: Special Number: The Romantic Period, 7: 1 (September 2000), 139-142.
- Review of Clair Wills Reading Paul Muldoon, and Paul Muldoon Hay, in Irish Studies Review, 8: 1 (May 2000), 138-40.
- ‘The most important poet of the Blitz?’, Podium article in The Independent, 30 August 1999, p. 23.
- 'Who's Afraid of Experimental Poetry?', review of Penguin Modern Poets 10 (Riley, Oliver, Sinclair), Conductors of Chaos, and Wild Honey (various pamphlets), Metre, 5 (Autumn/Winter 1998), 41-8.
- 'Pugh, What a Scorcher!', New Welsh Review, 41, XI/I (Summer 1998), 40-41.
- 'Gyron's Submission', review article on Ian Duhig's The Mersey Goldfish, Angel Exhaust, 14 (Winter 1996/1997), 104-9.
- Since 1997, poems have appeared in: The Independent: Thursday Review, London Magazine, Poetry Wales, The Honest Ulsterman, Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review.
State of Emergency / État d’Urgence , dual text translation with Tom Cheesman of poems by Soleïman Adel Guémar, including translators’ preface and an Introduction by Lisa Appignanesi (Visible Poets series no. 20), Todmorden: Arc Publications, May 2007, pp. iv + 186.
Germany: A Winter’s Tale / Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen by Heinrich Heine, translated, with introduction and notes, Middlesbrough: Smokestack Press, April 2005, pp. 116.
The Fire Kings (youth opera libretto) commissioned by Kevin O'Connell, Composer in Residence, Derry Playhouse 1993-4. Performed Derry 1995, dir. Joe Devlin and Malibu Stage Theatre, Los Angeles, August 1997. Sponsors UNESCO, Prince's Trust, NIAC, Community Arts Forum, NITV, NIEC, Dúchas. Part-broadcast by BBC TV Northern Ireland and RTÉ.
Dylan Thomas: A War Films Anthology, introductory essay (4,000 words), DD Home Entertainment as part of The Imperial War Museum—The Official Collection video / DVD series, December 2006, pp. 12.
Arts Council of Wales Writers' Bursary, October - December 1999.
ESRC Transnational Communities Programme: Axial Writing Project, 1998-2002. The Axial Writing project was funded by the ESRC Transnational Communities Programme, the grant covering research activity into axial writing. The research proposal definition noted:
Axial writers commute along important transnational routes of migration, trade and communication. Working in a range of media and forms, they participate in two or more local and national cultures, shaping diasporic identities and the triadic relations between diasporas and societies of origin and settlement. This newly important category of mobile cultural producers is unrecognised; their networks, strategies, and implications for cultural change and policy are little researched, though they are key actors in the cross-cutting global flows of narratives and images.
Using the reception of Irish poetry in the UK as a starting point, John Goodby's work explored the production and reception of Irish cultural identities in the UK, and went on to include arts workers, the institutional definition and spread of Irish studies, government and local arts policy, and music, television and other media representations.
- '"The bright pretender": Dylan Thomas fifty years on', lecture at Ledbury Poetry Festival, 8 July, 2003.
- '"What colour is glory?": Dylan Thomas, criticism and literary history', lecture at the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre, Queen's University Belfast, 18 March 2003.
- 'Masculine Silences and Soft Bits: Gender Politics in Michael Longley and Derek Mahon', paper at the conference 'The Resilient Voice: Northern Irish Poetry, 1960-present', University of London Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, 10 March 2003.
- 'Walking in the City': space, place and surveillance in The Irish for No and Belfast Confetti, lecture at the Symposium on Ciaran Carson, University of Ulster at Coleraine, 14-16 September 2002.
- 'The Astrakhan Cloak: translating Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill', class given at Celtic Studies Department, University of California at Berkeley, USA, 9 March 2001.
- Poetry reading, Radio Havana Social Club, San Francisco, 9 March 2001.
- 'Irish women poets: Eavan Boland and after', lecture at Mills College, Oakland, CA, USA, 5 March 2001; guest of Mills College 4-9 March 2001 (stay sponsored by the Multicultural Curricular Enhancement Programme, the James Irving Foundation and the Graduate Liberal Studies Programme as part of the programme Poetry and Plural Identifications).
- 'Conglomewriting and intertexts: Paul Muldoon's To Ireland, I', lecture to Irish Studies Seminar, Columbia University, USA, 2 March 2001.
- Poetry reading, Dylan Thomas House, official opening ceremony, Swansea, 27 January 2000
- '"Sterne(r) Stuff" Texts, Contexts and Intertexts in Paul Muldoon', lecture at Symposium on Paul Muldoon, University of Ulster at Coleraine, 14-16 September, 2000.
- '"The Irish for No and Mersey Goldfish": the poetry of Ian Duhig and Ciaran Carson', lecture at 1st Narberth Literary Festival, 17 November 2000.
- Poetry reading, INK!, exiled writers group, The Poetry Café, London, 4 December 2000.
- 'Poetry and the New Ireland', panel presentation with Professors Ronald Schuchard and Edna Longley at Finnegans Awake, Irish Poetry Festival, Stanford University, USA, May 4; guest of Irish Consulate at Golden Gate University, San Francisco, 5-7 May 2000.
- '"A Bridge Over Troubled Watters"? Modernism and tradition in The Week-End of Dermot and Grace', lecture at Second New and Experimental Irish Poetry Conference, University College Cork, 14 March 1998.