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Pat Boran

Pat Boran was born in Portlaoise, Ireland in 1963 and currently lives in Dublin. Prior to taking over the running of the press in 2005, he had published four collections of poetry with Dedalus: The Unwound Clock (1990), which won the Patrick Kavanagh Award, Familiar Things (1993), The Shape of Water (1996) and As the Hand, the Glove (2001). His New and Selected Poems (first published by Salt Publishing in 2005) was reissued, with minor revisions, by Dedalus in November 2007. In addition to poetry he has published a collection of short stories, Strange Bedfellows (1991) and his short fiction titles for children includes All the Way from China (1999) which was a finalist for the Bisto Book of the Year Award. His non-fiction titles include the writers' handbook The Portable Creative Writing Workshop (1999/revised and expanded 2005) and A Short History of Dublin (2000). A former editor of Poetry Ireland Review and presenter of The Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1 (see the streaming audio archive at the RTÉ website), he has also edited Wingspan: A Dedalus Sampler (2006) and Flowing, Still: Irish Poets on Irish Poetry (Dedalus, 2009). In 2007 he was elected to the membership of Aosdána and in 2008 he received the Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award of the University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN. "A writer of great tenderness and lyricism" Agenda "Amongst the most tantalising poetry being written in Ireland" Fortnight
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