Hutchinson, Pearse

(1927- )
   Born in Glasgow of Irish parents and reared in Dublin since 1932, he was educated at the Christian Brothers School, Synge Street, Dublin, and University College, Dublin. He lived in Spain for almost ten years in the 1950s and '60s and writes in many different languages. He now lives in Dublin and is a member of Aosdána. Among his translations is Old Irish Poetry. Done into English, a collection of translations - notably from Catalan and GallicoPortugeuse - was published in 2003. Some of his other poetry publications: Tongue Without Hands, 1963. Faoistin Bhacach, 1968. Watching the Morning Grow, 1972. Expansions, 1969. Selected Poems, 1980. Climbing the Light, 1985. The Soul that Kissed the Body, 1990 (poems in Irish with translations into English). Le Cead na Gréine, 1992. Barnsley Main Seam, 1995. Collected Poems, 2002 (to celebrate his while he was a shepherd, tells the story of the murder of the Scottish covenanter Richard Cameron (see William Cleland). Two essays in the Edinburgh Magazine (1820) are "A Defence of Modern Scottish Poetry" and "An Account of an Apparition in Airsmoss." Four of his poems: "Scottish Verses," "The Child's Dream," "The Scottish National Melody," "The Scottish Sacramental Sabbath," "The Untombed Mariners."
   Sources: A Cloud of Witnesses: Mr. Richard Cameron (http://www.truecovenanter.com/reformedpresbyterian/cloud/cloud_appendix_cameron_richard.html). Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Stanford University libraries and Academic Information Resources (http://library.stanford.edu). The Cameronian's Dream (http://www.covenanter.org/Poems/cameroniandream.htm).

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

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