Kinsella, Thomas

(1928- )
   Born in Inchicore, Dublin, he was educated in the Irish language. Leaving University College, Dublin, without graduating, he joined the Irish Civil Service, where he worked at both the Land Commission and the Department of Finance. As well as writing poetry, editing the works of other poets, and translating Gaelic poems into English, he continued his university studies. He left the civil service in 1965 to take a teaching position at the University of Southern Illinois, where he was professor of English from 1967 to 1970, then professor of English at Temple University, Philadelphia, from 1970 to 1990. Although he retired from teaching in 1990, he continued writing, published some twenty books of poetry, and founded his own publishing company, Peppercanister, in Dublin in 1972. Some of his more recent publications: Nightwalker and Other Poems, 1968. Notes from the Dead and Other Poems, 1973. One and Other Poems, 1979. St. Catherine's Clock, 1987. Poems From City Centre, 1990. Madonna and Other Poems, 1991. Some of his poems: "Anniversaries," "Faith," "Mirror in February," "Old Harry," "Settings," "Songs of the Psyche," "Westland Row."
   Sources: Biography.ms (http://www.biography.ms). Carcanet Press (http://www.carcanet.co.uk). Collected Poems 1956-1994 of Thomas Kinsella. Oxford University Press, 1996. Collected Poems of Thomas Kinsella. Carcanet Press, 2002. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). Who's Who. London: A & C Black, 2005.

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