McCarthy, Thomas

(1954- )
   Born in Cappoquin, County Waterford, Ireland, he was educated at University College Cork, has worked for Cork City Library and currently works for the Cork City Council. His awards include the Patrick Kavanagh Award (1977); the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize (1981); the Annual Literary Award, American Irish Foundation (1984); and the O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award, Irish-American Cultural Institute, 1991. He is former editor of The Cork Review and Poetry Ireland Review. His work has been widely translated and has appeared in over thirty anthologies. Some of his poetry is primarily concerned with a detailed examination of the Republic of Ireland's failures and successes as an independent state. In addition to his novels and poetry, he published a memoir, The Garden of Remembrance (1998). Some of his recent poetry publications: Seven Winters in Paris, 1989. The Lost Province, 1996. Mr. Dineen's Careful Parade, 1999. New and Selected Poems, 1999. Merchant Prince, 2005. Some of his poems: "A Neutral State," "November in Boston," "Seven Orange Tulips," "The Canadian Diplomat, 1942," "The Dying Synagogue at South Terrace," "The Emigration Trains," "With Paul Engle at Fort Madison, 1978."
   Sources: Biography of Thomas McCarthy (http://www.irishwriters-online.com/thomasmccarthy.html). Bitter Harvest: An Antholog y of Contemporary Irish Verse. John Montague, ed. Scribner's, 1989. Books by Thomas McCarthy (http://www.munsterlit.ie/Conwriters/thomas_mccarthy.htm). Contemporary Irish Poetry: An Anthology. Anthony Bradley, ed. University of California Press. New and rev. ed., 1988. My Life, by Thomas McCarthy. http://www.laoisedcentre.ie/LENGLISH/engrwww/tom.html). Review of Merchant Prince by Thomas McCarthy (http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk/merchant_prince_by_mccarthy_thomas_ i016276.aspx). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Inherited Boundaries: Younger Poets of the Republic of Ireland. Sebastian Barry, ed. The Dolmen Press, 1986. The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry. Peter Fallon and Derek Mahon, ed. Penguin Books, 1990. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia).

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