Duffy, Katherine

(1962- )
   Irish poet born in Dundalk, County Louth, she now lives in Dublin. After working for many years as a librarian, she now works as a parliamentary translator in the Houses of the Oireachtas (the Parliament of Ireland). She writes fiction in both English and Irish, and her award-winning novel for teenagers, Splanctha!, was published by Cló IarChonnachta in 1997. A selection of work from her 1998 collection, The Erratic Behaviour of Tides, together with some more recent pieces, was included in the anthology Breaking the Skin: Twenty-first Century Irish Poets (Black Mountain Press, Belfast in 2002).
   Sources: Biography of Katherine Duffy, Dedalus (http://www.dedaluspress.com/poets/duffy.html). Poem by Katherine Duffy (http://www.brakkehond.be/76/duffy1e.html). Poems by Katherine Duffy (http://homepage.tinet.ie/Duffy, Katherinejohndeane/page19.html).

British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. . 2015.

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