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Born 4th August 1936. Brought up in Portstewart, Co.Derry, Ireland. Has taught for about 15 years - in Ireland, Spain, Germany, & USA.  In 1968-70 member of the International Writing Program, U. of Iowa. Since 1971 living principally west of the Shannon.  In 1979 writer-in-residence in Fitchburg State, MA. Since 1982 member of the Aosdána. 



Work published or performed:

forthcoming - seeTop Pocket List



Girl With Violin Dolmen Press, Dublin - 1968.

Priorities Raven Arts Press, Dublin - 1979.

Sensualities Raven Arts Press - 1982

Scurrilities Raven Arts Press - 1982

New & Selected Poems Raven Arts Press - 1982



Sherca Proscenium Press, Newark,Del., - 1979.



Flannery Odell & Adair, Dublin -  1991


Co-translation - from the Swedish of Gunnar Harding:

The Fabulous Life of Guillaume Apollinaire

Raven Arts Press - 1982



Plays performed:{& where first performed}

Don Bosco, Gráinne & the Dole Inishbofin 1977

The Illaunaspie Triangle Clifden 1978

Pat, Mick & Joe Clare Island 1981

Houseparty At Baldriggera Westport 1982

Swim Away Babies RTE Radio 1985

On Course For Brazil RTE Radio 1987

Up For Bloomsday RTE Radio  1988

How To Roast A Strasbourg Goose Sligo 1985

The Emerald Oil Company Dublin 1986

The 2nd Grand Confabulation of Drum C’at Dublin 1989


Literary Career:

Publishing, broadcasting or performing, since 1963 poems, short fiction, reviews, articles, satirical pieces, plays, in Kilkenny Magazine, Poetry Ireland, Arena, Holy Door, The Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Press, Dublin Opinion, Broadsheet, Ambit, Dublin Magazine, The Gorey Detail, Pyramid, Hibernia, Aisling, Aquarius, Cyphers, Salmon, Era, Études Irlandaises, Structure, Books Ireland, Flaming Arrows, Cara, Penguin Book of Limericks, Irish Poets 1924-74, RTE Radio 1, BBC Radio 4, RTE TV 2, Channel 4.  [For book titles see below.] In 1989 co-edited Irish number (No. 115) of Ambit.



Since 1977 writing & directing own shows - over 250 performances of solo shows - in venues in Ireland: Dublin Theatre Festival, Belfast Arts Theatre, Andrews Lane Theatre, Ardhowen Theatre Enniskillen, Hawk’s Well Sligo, Belltable Limerick, as well as on the Edinburgh Fringe & in London; & in the US: Buffalo Ensemble Theatre, Ujima Theatre Buffalo, in Rochester & in the Steamboat Albany NY. Ran six-week summer theatre seasons in 1978 in Clifden,  in 1983 in Westport, & in 1995 in Inishbofin. In 1985-6 directed a community theatre in Sligo.Worked also as an actor in other people’s plays in the US 1991-94, playing 7 roles in The Dining Room, Selsdon in Noises Off (Theatre Cornell), 4 roles in Voyage Round My Father (BET); & in the Kavinoky Theatre (Buffalo), played Parris in The Crucible  & 23 walkons in the American première of Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell.



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