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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