O'Donoghue, Gregory

(1951-2005)
   Irish poet born in Cork, he studied at University College, Cork. After spending twenty years as a lecturer at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, he moved to Lincolnshire, England, in 1980. For the next ten years he worked freight trains between South Derbyshire and King's Cross, Nottingham and Skegness, then moved back to Cork. To mark the Cork Year of Culture in 2005, he translated A Visit to the Clockmaker by Bulgarian poet Kristin Dimitrova (1963). He co-facilitated the Thursday workshops of the Munster Literature Centre with Patrick Galvin (see entry) and was poetry editor of the journal Southword. In 2004 he was a recipient of an artist's bursary from Cork City Council. He died in Cork. His publications: Kicking, 1975. The Permanent Way, 1996. Making Tracks, 2001. Some of his poems: "A Polish Girl Standing on a Chair," "Ash and Ocean," "Emily Jane Bronte," "Making Tracks," "The Web."
   Sources: Biography of Gregory O'Donoghue (http://www.irishwriters-online.com/gregoryodonoghue.html). Cork 2005 Translation Project. Bulgaria/Cork Poet: Gregory O'Donoghue (http://www.munsterlit.ie/Conwriters/ Translation%20Project/gregory_o'donoghue.htm). The Book of Irish Verse: An Anthology of Irish Poetry from the Sixth Century to the Present. John Montague, ed. Macmillan, 1974. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). Turning Tides: Modern Dutch and Flemish Verse in English Versions by Irish Poets. Peter van de Kamp, ed. Story Line Press, 1994. Works of Gregory O'Donoghue (http://www.munsterlit.ie/Conwriters/gregory_o'donoghue.htm).

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