Delanty, Greg

(1958- )
   Irish poet, born in Cork, he attended University College in Cork, where he was the contemporary of, among others, Maurice Riordan, Theo Dorgan, Sean Dunne (see entries) and other poets. He now lives for most of the year in America, where he teaches at St. Michael's College, Vermont. He became an American citizen in 1994. His poems have appeared in American, Irish, English, Australian, Japanese and Argentinean anthologies, including the Norton Introduction to Poetry (1981) and Contemporary Poets of New England, Middlebury College Press (2002). With Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill (see entry), he edited Jumping Off Shadows: Selected Contemporary Irish Poetry (1995). He has won many awards, including the Patrick Kavanagh Award (1983); the Alan Dowling Poetry Fellowship (1986); the Austin Clarke Centenary Poetry Award (1996); and the National Poetry Competition (Poetry Society of England) (1999). Some of his publications: Cast in the Fire, 1986. Southward, 1992. American Wake, 1995. The Hellbox, 1998. The Blind Stitch, 2001. The Ship of Birth, 2003. Collected Poems 1986-2006, 2006. Some of his poems: "About Time," "Bran at the Island of Women," "Seagulls," "The Gift," "Thrust & Parry."
   Sources: Bitter Harvest: An Anthology of Contemporary Irish Verse. John Montague, ed. Scribner's, 1989. Carcanet press (http://www.carcanet.co.uk). Biography of Greg Delanty (http://64.233.179.104/search?q=cache:zr8WCedIK4gJ:64.78.63.75/downloads/Greg_Delanty.doc+Greg+Delanty&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=5). Biography of Greg Delanty (http://www.irishwriters-online.com/gregdelanty.html). Life and Work of Greg Delanty (http://www.munsterlit.ie/Conwriters/greg_delanty.htm). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). Turning Tides: Modern Dutch and Flemish Verse in English Versions by Irish Poets. Peter van de Kamp, ed. Story Line Press, 1994. World Poetry: An Antholog y of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time. Katharine Washburn and John S. Major, eds. Publisher, 1338, 1998.

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