Ciaran O’Driscoll lives in Limerick. A member of Aosdána, he has published ten books of poetry, including Gog and Magog (1987), Moving On, Still There: New and Selected Poems (2001), and Surreal Man (2006). His work has been translated into many languages. Angel Hour (SurVision, 2021) is his most recent full collection. Liverpool University Press published his childhood memoir, A Runner Among Falling Leaves (2001). His novel, A Year’s Midnight, was published by Pighog Press (2012). His awards include the James Joyce Prize and the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry. His poem ‘Please Hold’ (featured in Forward’s anthology Poems of the Decade (2011) has become a set text for A Level English Literature. Five of his poems are included in the forthcoming anthology Contemporary Surrealist and Magical Realist Poetry, edited by Jonas Danys (Lamar University Literary Press, USA).
This week’s Southword poem is ‘Sept 13th, 2001’ by Dante Micheaux, which appears in issue 41. You can buy single issues, subscribe, or find out how to submit to Southword here.