About Joseph Woods

Joseph Woods, poet, writer and current director of the Strokestown International Poetry Festival.

He has published four books of poetry and his fifth collection; Veld Fires, will be launched at this year’s Festival. He has edited numerous books and anthologies, most recently Romance Options: Love Poems for Today, Dedalus Press 2022, with Leeanne Quinn. In summer 2021, Woods returned to Ireland with his family after almost a decade in Burma and Zimbabwe. He teaches and is a PhD candidate at the University of Limerick. A former winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award, he was twice a recipient of the Katherine and Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship and Literature Bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland.

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