Bourke, Eva (Current)
- Born in Germany, she has lived in Ireland for many years and now lives in Galway. She studied German literature, history of art and educational psychology at Munich University and has translated poetry into and from German. She has written in the West in the Connacht Tribune, supporting the work of young Irish poets, and by way of the Galway writers' workshop. Bourke has lectured extensively on contemporary Irish poetry in the USA, Germany, Austria and Hungary. Her poems have appeared in major literary journals in Ireland, in British and American magazines as well as in Swedish, Dutch, French and Italian translations in Europe and Canada. In 1997 she represented Ireland during the Festival Poesie Franco/Anglaise in Paris. In 2002 she translated an English language version of Elisabeth Borchers' Winter on White Paper. She is also the editor of In Green Ink, a major dual language English-German anthology of Irish poetry (1996). She has received a number of awards and bursaries from The Arts Council. Some of her publications: Gonella, 1985. Litany for the Pig, 1989. Spring in Henry Street, 1996. Travels with Gandolfo, 2000. The Latitude of Naples. 2005.Sources: Biography of Eva Bourke, Aosdana (http://www.artscouncil.ie/aosdana/biogs/literature/evabourke.html). Biography and Works of Eva Bourke, Dedalus (http://www.dedaluspress.com/poets/bourke.html).
British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. William Stewart. 2015.
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