Cian Ferriter lives with his family in Dublin. He has been published in national and international poetry journals. He won the Westival International Poetry Competition 2019, was a runner-up in the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition 2020 and was shortlisted for the Troubadour International Poetry Competition 2021. He was appointed a High Court Judge in October 2021.
“Cian Ferriter’s poems look carefully at the world, detecting its tremors and edges, its signs and wonders, ‘murmurings and moanings taking flight, / loosening of entrails and fire’. These are poems of family and also, boldly, poems of a Republic. Their finely caught images escape easy definition, recovering scenes which retain their mystery.” – John McAuliffe