Pat Boran (Ireland) read for the 2015 International Summer School in Armagh, alongside Noel Monahan, and at the 2017 Summer School, alongside Enda Coyle-Greene and Jessica Traynor.
Pat Boran was born in Portlaoise and lives in Dublin. He is a former Programme Director of the Dublin Writers Festival, a former presenter of both The Enchanted Way and The Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1, and continues to contribute to the Sunday Miscellany. He is also a former editor of Poetry Ireland Review. He is currently the editor of Dedalus Press (Dublin).
Pat received the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 1989 and has published seven collections of poetry: “Then Again” (2019), “Waveforms: Bull Island Haiku” (2015), “The Next Life” (2012), “As the Hand, the Glove” (2001), “The Shape of Water” (1996), “Familiar Things” (1993) and “The Unwound Clock” (1990). His “New and Selected Poems”, with an introduction by the late Dennis O’Driscoll, was published in 2005 and an updated version, “A Man Is Only As Good: A Pocket Selected Poems”, was published in 2017. His books have been translated into Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Macedonian and Greek.
Pat has also published a collection of short stories, “Strange Bedfellows” (1991) and a short fiction title for children, “All the Way from China” (1999), a finalist for the Bisto Book of the Year Award. His non-fiction includes a memoir, “The Invisible Prison: Scenes from an Irish Childhood” (2009), “The Portable Creative Writing Workshop” (4th ed. 2015) and “A Short History of Dublin” (2000).
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