Douglas Dunn

Reading with Peter Fallon.


Douglas Dunn

Admission: €8 / €6 concessions
13 February 2015 at 8.30pm, Cork Arts Theatre



Douglas Dunn was born in Renfrewshire in 1942. For many years he worked as a librarian. In 1991 he was appointed Professor in the School of English at the University of St Andrews. As well as ten collections of poetry, including New Selected Poems 1964-2000 (2003), he has written several radio & television plays and edited various anthologies. Among his honours he has won a Somerset Maugham Award and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. In January 1986 he was overall winner of the 1985 Whitbread Award for his collection Elegies.


“It is hard to think of
many poets who can
equal his combination
of imaginative ambition, formal
resource and range of
tone (his comic verse
alone is worth the price
of admission).”
– Sean O’Brien, The Guardian


More about the author:

Douglas Dunn at the Poetry Archive

Profile of Douglas Dunn in the Guardian

Douglas Dunn at Faber & Faber


Cork Spring Poetry Festival