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Vona Groarke


Vona Groarke is an Irish poet.

Groarke was born in Edgeworthstown in the Irish midlands in 1964,[1] and attended Trinity College, Dublin, and University College, Cork.[2] She has published five collections of poetry with the Gallery Press (and by Wake Forest University Press in the United States): Shale (1994), Other People's Houses (1999), Flight (2002), Juniper Street (2006) and Spindrift (2009).[3] She is also the author of a translation of the eighteenth-century Irish poem Lament for Art O'Leary (Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire) (Gallery Books, 2008).[4]

Her work has been recognized with awards including the Brendan Behan Memorial Award,[5] the Hennessy Award,[5] the Michael Hartnett Award,[2] the Forward Prize,[2] and the Strokestown International Poetry Award.[5] Her 2009 volume Spindrift has been nominated for the 2010 Irish Times Poetry Now Award.[3]

She has been a co-holder of the Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University and has taught at Wake Forest University in North Carolina; she now teaches at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester,[2] and in 2010 was elected a member of Aosdána, the Irish academy of the arts.

Books

  • 1994: Shale, The Gallery Press, Oldcastle
  • 1999: Other People’s Houses, The Gallery Press, Oldcastle
  • 2002: Flight, The Gallery Press, Oldcastle
  • 2004: Flight and Earlier Poems, Wake Forest University Press, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
  • 2006: Juniper Street, The Gallery Press, Oldcastle; Wake Forest University Press, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 2009: Spindrift, The Gallery Press, Oldcastle; Wake Forest University Press, Winston-Salem, NC,2010

References

External links

  • Wake Forest University Press North American publisher of Vona Groarke


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