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Dennis O'Driscoll

1954 - 2012


Dennis O'Driscoll

15 February at 2.30pm at the Cork Arts Theatre. 'Dennis O'Driscoll Remembered': a public discussion by Gerald Smyth, poet, journalist, with the participation of Peter Jay (Anvil Press) Joseph Woods (Poetry Ireland) and Patrick Cotter (Festival Director). (Free)


15 February at 8.30pm at the Cork Arts Theatre. A reading by Martina Evans will be followed by a memorial reading for Dennis O'Driscoll.
( Admission: €6 (€5 concs.) Tickets available at the door.)

Full or Concessions Tickets

It is with huge personal sadness that the staff of the Munster Literature Centre regrets the sudden passing of the poet and friend Dennis O’Driscoll. Dennis will be missed not only for his own wonderful poetry but for his immense personal generosity and friendship. We plan to celebrate Dennis’s memory as best we can at the festival this year. Check back later for details.


Dennis O’Driscoll was born in Co Tipperary in 1954. His nine books of poetry include New and Selected Poems (Anvil Press, 2004), a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and Dear Life (Anvil Press, 2012). Among his other publications are Troubled Thoughts, Majestic Dreams: Selected Prose Writings (Gallery Press, 2001) and Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney (Faber and Faber). His forthcoming books are The Outnumbered Poet: Critical and Autobiographical Essays
(Gallery Press) and, as editor, A Michael Hamburger Reader (Anvil Press). He
is editor of The Bloodaxe Book of Poetry Quotations (2006).

“It is as a poet of European temperament, and stature, that O’Driscoll
demands to be judged. His terrain is, in effect, without borders:
mordant, open, sharp, generous, and sad.”
– George Szirtes, The Guardian


More about the author:

Dennis O'Driscoll homepage

O'Driscoll poems at Poetry International Web - Ireland

Poems by O'Driscoll in Southword Journal


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