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John F. Deane


15 February at 7pm at the Cork Arts Theatre.
Reading with James Harpur.

Admission: €6 (€5 concs.) Tickets available at the door.


John F. Deane


John F. Deane born on Achill Island in 1943. He founded Poetry Ireland and Poetry Ireland Review in 1979. He is the author of many collections of poetry and some fiction. His poetry has been published in French, Bulgarian, Romanian, Italian and Swedish translations. He has been Secretary-General of the European Academy of Poetry. Among his awards are the O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry, the Grand International Prize for Poetry from Romania and the Marten Toonder Award for Literature. His poems in Italian, translated by Roberto Cogo, won the 2002 Premio Internazionale di Poesia Città di Marineo for the best foreign poetry of the year. John F. Deane is a member of Aosdána.


“No other contemporary Irish poet, and few Irish
writers, have mastered the art of eloquent, impassioned
expression as artistic statement as beautifully as John F Deane.”
– Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times


More about the author:

John F. Deane website

Collections by Deane at Carcanet Press

Poems by Deane in Southword Journal


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