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Poetry with Patrick Deeley and Catherine MacCarthy
Loughrea native Patrick Deeley is a poet, memoirist and children’s writer. The Recipient of the 2019 Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award, the 2014 Dermot Healy International Poetry Prize, and the Eilis Dillon Children’s Book of the Year Award. His critically acclaimed memoir, ‘The Hurley Maker’s Son’, was a bestseller in 2016 and 2017. His seventh collection of poems with Dedalus Press, ‘The End of the World’, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Farmgate National Poetry Award.
Catherine Phil MacCarthy was born and grew up in Crecora, Co. Limerick. A graduate of University College, Cork. She has published five collections of poetry and a novel, most recently, The Invisible Threshold (2012) and Daughters of the House (2019), both from Dedalus Press Dublin. She received the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry from the University of St Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota, in April 2014; the Dromineer Literary Prize in 2012; and the Fish International Poetry Prize in 2010. She is a former editor of Poetry Ireland Review and has lived in Dublin since 1987
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