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Seán Lysaght

13 February at 10pm at the Cork Arts Theatre.
Reading with John Ennis.
Admission: €6 (€5 concs.) Tickets available at the door.

Seán Lysaght


Seán Lysaght was born in Cork in 1957 and raised in Limerick. He is currently a lecturer in Heritage Studies at GMIT, Castlebar. His first collection of poems, Noah’s Irish Ark was published by Dedalus in 1989. He has since published six books with Gallery Press, including translations of Goethe’s Venetian Epigrams (2008) and Selected Poems (2010). He has also written a biography of the naturalist Robert Lloyd Praeger (Four Courts, 1998) and a verse narrative of the life of Edmund Spenser (Stonechat Editions, 2011). In 2007 he was the recipient of the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award.


“Lysaght’s unquestioned forte is nature poetry
and I assert again he is the best practitioner
in that field in Ireland today.”
– Rory Brennan, Books Ireland



More about the author:

Stonechat: Seán Lysaght blog

Review of Spenser in Southword Journal by Thomas McCarthy

Lysaght publications at Gallery Press


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