O'Donoghue, Bernard

(1945- )
   Irish poet, born in County Cork, where his father was a farmer. His mother was from Manchester and spent some time there after his father died in 1962. He studied English at Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated in 1968, then received a bachelor of philosophy in medieval English in 1971. He has spent most of his academic life at Oxford and is a fellow of Magdalen College, where he teaches medieval literature. In addition to his poetry, he is a critic of contemporary poetry, and his book Seamus Heaney and the Language of Poetry was published by Prentice Hall in 1994. Some of his poetry publications: The Courtly Love Tradition, 1982. Razorblades and Pencils, 1984. The Weakness, 1992. Gunpowder, 1995. Here Nor There, 1999. Poaching Rights, 1999. Outliving, 2003. Some of his poems: "A Nun Takes the Veil," "Granary," "In Millstreet Hospital," "O'Regan he Amateur Anatomist," "Passive Smoking," "The Apparition," "The Fool in the Graveyard," "The Humors of Shrone," "The State of the Nation."
   Sources: Biography of Bernard O'Donoghue (http://www.irishwriters-online.com/bernardodonoghue.html). Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language. Francis Turner Palgrave, ed. Oxford University Press, 1964, Sixth edition, updated by John Press, 1994. Interview with Bernard O'Donoghue (http://lidiavianu.scriptmania.com/bernard_o'donoghue.htm). Lincoln College, Oxford - College News (http://www.lin coln.ox.ac.uk/news/2004/11/16/). Modern Irish Poetry. Patrick Crotty, ed. The Blackstaff Press, 1995. 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 Norton Anthology of Poetry. 4th ed. Margaret Ferguson, Mary Jo Salter and Jon Stal, eds. W.W. Norton, 1996. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000.

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