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John Montague                                                                       
Born April 1929                                                                     
Brooklyn, New York,                                                                 
United States of America, Irish Poet                                                 
Occupation Poet                                                                     
Literary movement Modernism                                                         
Influences Patrick Kavanagh, W.B. Yeats, Thomas Kinsella                             
Influenced Paul Muldoon, Medbh McGuckian, Eavan Boland, Seamus Heaney               
John Montague (born February 28, 1929) is an American poet. He was born in New       
York and brought up in Tyrone. He has published a number of volumes of poetry,       
two collections of short stories and a two volumes of memoir. He is one of the       
best known Irish contemporary poets. In 1998 he became the first occupant of the     
Ireland Chair of Poetry.