About Peter Sirr

Peter Sirr lives in Dublin. The Gallery Press has published his eleven poetry collections since Marginal Zones (1984), most recently The Swerve (2023) and The Gravity Wave (2019) which was a Poetry Society Recommendation and winner of the 2020 Farmgate Café National Poetry Award. In his essays, Intimate City (2020), he takes us wandering through the streets of Dublin, past and present, tracing old routes and discovering new ones. He has won many awards for his work including the O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, the Patrick Kavanagh Award, the Eamon Keane Award at Listowel Writers’ Week and the Michael Hartnett Award. He’s written plays for radio, a children’s book and criticism.

Peter teaches literary translation in Trinity College Dublin and has led many workshops and mentoring sessions and is a member of Aosdána.

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