Ní Chuilleanáin, Eiléan

(1942- )
   Educated in Cork and Oxford, since 1966 she has taught at Trinity College, Dublin, where she is now associate professor of English and dean of the Faculty of Arts (Letters). She won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Acts and Monuments in 1973; The Magdalene Sermon (1989) was short-listed for The Irish Times-Aer Lingus Award in 1990, and she was nominated for the European Literature Prize in 1992. The Irish-American Cultural Institute awarded her the O'Shaughnessy Prize for Poetry in 1992. She is a founding editor of the literary review Cyphers and a member of Aosdána-an affiliation of Irish artists engaged in literature, music, and visual arts. She lives in Dublin and is married to Macdara Woods (see entry), with whom she has a son, Niall. Her other publications: Acts and Monuments, 1972. Site of Ambush, 1975. The Second Voyage, 1977 and 1986. The Rose Geranium, 1981. The Brazen Serpent, 1994. Wake Forest, 1995. The Girl Who Married the Reindeer, 2001. Some of her poems: "Deaths and Engines," "Fireman's Lift," "Saint Margaret of Cortona," "Swineherd," "Trinity New Library," "Wash."
   Sources: Biography of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (http://homepage.tinet.ie/Ní Chuilleanáin, Eiléanwriting/052.ENC.html). Contemporary Irish Poetry: An Antholog y. Anthony Bradley, ed. University of California Press. New and rev. ed., 1988. Emergency Kit: Poems for Strange Times. Jo Shapcott and Matthew Sweeney, eds. Faber and Faber, 1996. Poetry Ireland, The Poets' Chair, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (http://www.poetryireland.ie/chair/poet.asp?poet_id=8). Poetry with an Edge. Neil Astley, ed. Bloodaxe Books, 1988. 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 Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. Works of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (http://www.irishwritersonline.com/eileannichuilleanain.html).

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