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Ten Modern Arab Poets

Authors: Desmond O'Grady

Published by Dedalus Press

ISBN: 9781904556435

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First published 1992, reissued 2007

"Desmond O'Grady is one of the senior figures in Irish literary life, exemplary in the way he has committed himself over the decades to the vocation of poetry and has lived selflessly of the art"
Seamus Heaney

Desmond O'Grady was born in Limerick in 1935 and now lives in Kinsale, Co. Cork. Among the major figures of contemporary Irish poetry, he has taught in Paris, Rome and the US and was, for a time, amanuensis to Ezra Pound. He is well-known as a translator of poetry and his publications include some sixteen collections including The Road Taken: Poems 1956-1996, Trawling Tradition: Translations 1954-1994, Selected Poems of CP Cavafy and The Wandering Celt (2001), a poetic history of the Celts and celtic influence.
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