Pat Boran


Pat Boran

Pat Boran (born 1963) is an Irish poet. Born in Portlaoise, [ [http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/weekend/2000/0617/00061700229.html "A Short History of Dublin"] , "The Irish Times Weekend", June 17, 2000. (subscription)] Boran has lived in Dublin for a number of years. He is the publisher of the Dedalus Press [Smyth, Michael. [http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/weekend/2008/0412/1207902683772.html "Writing to the Occasion"] , "The Irish Times", April 12, 2008. (subscription)] which specialises in contemporary poetry from Ireland, and international poetry in English-language translation, and was until 2007 Programme Director of the annual Dublin Writers Festival. [Walsh, Caroline. [http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/weekend/2006/0722/1152913518879.html "Opportunity knocks twice in the arts"] , "The Irish Times", July 22, 2006.] Currently he is the presenter of "The Poetry Programme", a weekly half-hour poetry programme on RTÉ Radio 1. (The archive for the programme features his interviews with poets such as Tess Gallagher, Tony Curtis, John Haynes, Gerry Murphy and Jane Hirschfield.)

His poetry publications include "The Unwound Clock" (1990), "History and Promise" (1991), "Familiar Things" (1993), "The Shape of Water" (1996) and "As the Hand, the Glove" (2001). His "New and Selected Poems" (2005) was published by Salt Publishing UK, and selections of his poetry have appeared in Italian, Hungarian and a number of other languages. His writers' handbook, "The Portable Creative Writing Workshop" (2005), was reissued in an expanded and revised edition by New Island while his "A Short History of Dublin" is published by Mercier Press. In 2007 Pat Boran was elected to the membership of Aosdána, the Irish affiliation of artists and writers. [Falvey, Deirdre. [http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/ireland/2007/1218/1197544111152.html "Artists who work across genres included"] , "The Irish Times", December 18, 2007. (subscription)]

Works

Poetry books

With links to years in poetry:
* 2007: "New and Selected Poems" (Dedalus Press) [http://www.patboran.com/ "Publications"] , patboran.com, accessed May 2.]
* 2001: "As the Hand, the Glove" (Dedalus)
* 1996: "The Shape of Water" (Dedalus)
* 1993: "Familiar Things" (Dedalus)
* 1990: "History and Promise" (IUP)
* 1990: "The Unwound Clock" (Dedalus)

Fiction

With links to years in literature:
* 1998 : "All the Way from China" (Poolbeg)
* 1991: "Strange Bedfellows" (Salmon)

Nonfiction

* 2000: "A Short History of Dublin" (Mercier)
* 2005: "The Portable Creative Writing Workshop" (New Island)

References

External links

* [http://www.patboran.com Pat Boran's Web site]
* [http://www.dedaluspress.com Dedalus Press]
* [http://www.rte.ie/radio1/poetryprogramme The Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1]
* [http://www.saltpublishing.co.uk Salt Publishing]
* [http://www.newisland.ie New Island]


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