(1954) is Irish poet, essayist and literary critic. He has published eight books of poetry, a selection of his essays and reviews and collection of interviews with Seamus Heaney, that was shortlisted for ‘Book of the Decade’ in the Irish Book Awards 2010. He was awarded many international literary prizes, an honorary doctorate in literature by University College, Dublin in 2009 and he is a member of Aosdána, the Irish academy of artists.
(Ireland), born in 1952. He spent many years in London; recently he has lived in Timisoara and Berlin. His poetry collections include A Dream of Maps (1981), A Round House (1983), Blue Shoes (1989), Cacti (1992), The Bridal Suite (1997) and A Smell of Fish (2000). Selected Poems, representing the best of 10 books and 20 years’ work, was published in 2002. He also published poetry and novels for children. His latest poetry collections are Sanctuary (2004) and Black Moon (2007), the latter shortlisted for the 2007 T. S. Eliot Prize.
(Ireland), born in Wicklow, Ireland. She was educated at Trinity College Dublin,where she wrote a Ph. D. on American poetry. Her first collection of poems, The Nowhere Birds was published in 2001. A second collection is nearing completion.