John Jordan (1930-1988)
‘When John Jordan died in 1988 he had forty years of literary endeavour and achievement behind him as editor, critic, story-teller, and poet, and as academic, broadcaster, and man of the Theatre. And the very variety of the disciplines makes it hard to achieve a clear view of any one of them: when you focus on any one thing another stands out.’ — MacDara Woods, Poetry Ireland
John Jordan (1930-1988) was a poet, critic and short story writer.
His publications include A Raft from Flotsam (Gallery, 1975, ‘versifications’), Blood and Stations (Gallery, 1976, poems and prose) and Yarns (stories). His Collected Poems (Dedalus) was published in 1991 and Crystal Clear, a selection of his prose was published by Lilliput Press in 2006.
John Jordan was a member of Aosdána.
John Jordan Titles
Blood and Stations
John Jordan’s Blood and Stations contains his moving commemoration of his friend Gainor Crist, allegedly the original Sebastian Dangerfield; an early prose fantasy; and an amplified version of his Patrician Stations, out of print since its first publication in 1971 by the New Writers’ Press.