Caitriona O'Reilly

Caitriona O'Reilly

Caitriona O'Reilly (born in Dublin in 1973) is an Irish poet and critic. She took BA and PhD degrees in Archaeology and English at Trinity College, Dublin, and was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for her poetry collection, "The Nowhere Birds" (2001, Bloodaxe). She is the co-author (with David Wheatley) of a chapbook, "Three-Legged Dog" (Wild Honey Press, 2002); her second collection, "The Sea Cabinet", followed in 2006. Her poetry can also be found in "The Wake Forest Irish Poetry Series Vol.1". She is a widely published critic, has written for BBC Radio 4, and has also published some fiction. She was a contributing editor of the Irish poetry journal "Metre".

"The Sea Cabinet" was shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now Award in 2007.


* [ Caitriona O'Reilly at the Scottish Poetry Library]
* [ Guardian Online Discussion of O'Reilly's work]

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