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Thomas McCarthy and Moya Cannon
Thomas McCarthy was born in Co. Waterford in 1954 and educated at University College Cork. He worked for many years at Cork City Libraries before he began to write full-time in 2014. He is a member of Aosdána. He has won many awards for his poetry, including The Patrick Kavanagh Award, the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize, the O’Shaughnessy Prize and the Ireland Funds Annual Literary Award. His tenth collection, Prophecy, was published by Carcanet Press in 2019. His latest book, Memory, Poetry and the Party: Journals 1974-2014, will be published by Gallery Press in late 2021.
Moya Cannon’s Collected Poems (Carcanet Press, 2021) brings together poems from her previous work of more than three decades. Individual poems compose a memorable, unpredictable sequence of discovery.
She was born and grew up in Co. Donegal, Ireland, spent most of her adult life in
Galway and now lives in Dublin.
In her poems, history, archaeology, pre-historic art, geology and music figure as gateways to a more profound understanding of our mysterious relationship with the natural world and with our past. She has been a recipient of the Brendan Behan Award. The O’Shaughnessy Award was Heimbold Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Villanova and is a member of Aosdána.
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