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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (born 28 November 1942) is an Irish poet born in Cork (city).

Biography

Ní Chuilleanáin is the daughter of Eilís Dillon and Professor Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin. She was educated at University College Cork and The University of Oxford. She lives in Dublin with her husband Macdara Woods, and they have one son, Niall. She is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin where she is an associate professor of English Literature specialising in the Renaissance. She is a founder of the literary magazine Cyphers. Her first collection won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 1973. In 2010 The Sun-fish was the winner of the Canadian-based International Griffin Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the Poetry Now Award.

Publications

Poetry books

  • 1972: Acts and Monuments, Dublin: The Gallery Press[1]
  • 1975: Site of Ambush, Dublin: The Gallery Press[1]
  • 1977: The Second Voyage, Dublin: The Gallery Press;[1] Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press, 1977, 1991)[2]
  • 1981: The Rose Geranium, Dublin: The Gallery Press[1]
  • 1986: The Second Voyage, Dublin: The Gallery Press;[1] Newcastle upon Tyne: Bloodaxe Books; Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University Press, 1991[2]
  • 1989: The Magdalene Sermon, shortlisted for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Award, Oldcastle: The Gallery Press;[3] Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wake Forest University Press, 1991[2]
  • 1994: The Brazen Serpent, Oldcastle: The Gallery Press;[3] Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wake Forest University Press, 1995[2]
  • 2001: The Girl Who Married the Reindeer, Oldcastle: The Gallery Press;[3] Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wake Forest University Press, 2002[2]
  • 2008: Selected Poems, Gallery Press, London: Oldcastle and Faber;[3] Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wake Forest University Press, 2009
  • 2009: The Sun-fish, Gallery Press; Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press, 2010 (winner of the 2010 International Griffin Poetry Prize)

Translations

  • 1999: The Water Horse: Poems in Irish by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill with Translations into English by Medbh McGuckian and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Oldcastle: The Gallery Press; Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wake Forest University Press, 2003
  • 2005: Verbale by Michele Ranchetti, translated by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and others, Dublin: Instituto Italiano di Cultura[3]
  • 2005: After the Raising of Lazarus: Poems Translated from the Romanian by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, poems by Ileana Malancioiu, Cork: Southword Editions[3]
  • 2010: The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation (W. W. Norton & Company)

In addition to the above, Ní Chuilleanáin's poetry is widely anthologised. A list of her academic writing and of criticism written about her work can be found in Fogarty ed. (2007).

Notes and references

  • Anne Fogarty ed. Irish University Review: A Journal of Irish Studies. Special Issue: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin Vol. 37, no. 1 (Dublin, 2007)

External links

  • Poetry International Web page on Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
  • Wake Forest University Press Web page on Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
  • Griffin Poetry Prize biography
  • Griffin Poetry Prize reading, including video clip
  • The Griffin Poetry Prize Questionnaire with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin in the National Post

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