No. 12




Paddy Bushe

Paddy Bushe was born in Dublin in 1948. A poet who writes in both English and Irish, he has published many poetry collections, among them Poems With Amergin (Beaver Row Press, 1989), Teanga (Coiscéim, 1990), Counsellor (Sceilg Press, 1991), Digging Towards The Light (Dedalus Press, 1994), In Ainneoin na gCloch (Coiscéim, 2001), Hopkins on Skellig Michael (Dedalus Press, 2001) and The Nitpicking of Cranes (Dedalus, 2004). In February 2007 the Dedalus Press publishes To Ring in Silence: New and Selected Poems, drawing on all of these earlier collections and including the author's own translations of his own and a number of classic Irish lyrics. The recipient of the Oireachtas prize for poetry in 2006, Paddy Bushe was also the recipient of the 2006 Michael Hartnett Poetry Award. He lives in Co. Kerry.


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