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Dennis O'Driscoll

Dennis O’Driscoll was born in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland in 1954. He has written eight books of poetry, three chapbooks and a collection of essays and reviews. He has also edited and compiled contemporary quotations about poets and poetry, and has published a book of his dialogues with Seamus Heaney. His poetry publications include Kist (1982), Hidden Extras (Anvil Press, 1987), Long Story Short (Anvil Press, 1993), Quality Time (Anvil Press, 1997), Weather Permitting (Anvil Press, 1999), which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Prize 2001, and Exemplary Damages (Anvil Press, 2002). His New and Selected Poems (Anvil Press, 2004) was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. His latest collection of poems, Reality Check (Anvil Press, 2007), was shortlisted for the Irish Times/Poetry Now Prize.
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