LONDON 1925-27



In May, MacGreevy moved to London and took up residence at 15 Cheyne Gardens. With an introduction from W.B. Yeats, he called on T.S. Eliot who took him on as a reviewer at The Criterion. T.S. Eliot also published MacGreevy's first poem, Dysert, under the pseudonym L.St. Senan, the patron saint of Tarbert. In November he took up the post of Assistant Editor for The Connoisseur, a journal of the fine arts. He remained at The Connoisseur until February 1927, when he moved to Paris.

It is during this period that MacGreevy began writing poetry, and some of his best poems, such as ''Aodh Ruadh O Domhniall", ''Recessional'', "Gloria de Carlos V", and "Nocturne of the Self-Evident Presence" were written during this time.


MacGreevy occasionally wrote under a pseudonym. He used L. St. Senan on more than one occasion while writing for The Criterion, as in this review of Sean O Casey's latest publications. But it is only in this review of Irish Broadsheets in The Connoisseur that he used the pseudonym Patrick Shanahan.

A photograph of 15 Cheyne Gardens
where MacGreevy lodged
with Hester Travers Smith.

1 Property of the Estate of Thomas MacGreevy
2 Property of Susan Schreibman

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