Matthew Sweeney

11 February @ 10PM. Cork Arts Theatre



Matthew Sweeney

Photo © John Minihan


Born in Donegal in 1952, Matthew Sweeney is based in Cork currently, having previously been resident in Berlin, Timişoara and, for a long time, London. His latest poetry collections are Horse Music (2013), The Night Post (2010), and Black Moon (2007). Several books prior to that include Sanctuary (2004) and Selected Poems (2002). Bilingual collections of Sweeney’s work came out in Germany and Holland in 2008. Earlier translations appeared in Mexico, Romania, Latvia and Slovakia. Death Comes for the Poets, a collaborative novel written with John Hartley Williams, was published in 2013. Two pamphlets are appearing in 2014 – The Gomera Notebook (Shoestring) and Twentyone Men and a Ghost (The Poetry Business) – and Bloodaxe has published a new collection, Inquisition Lane (2015).



Matthew Sweeney at Bloodaxe Books

Matthew Sweeney in Southword Journal

Matthew Sweeney at Poetry International Web




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Cork International Poetry Festival

10 - 13 February 2016

Cork International Poetry Festival



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