Biography

Greg Delanty, was born in Cork City, Ireland on July 19th, 1958. He is a US and Irish Citizen and now lives for the most of the year in America, where he is currently the Poet-In-Residence at Saint Michael’s College, Vermont.

His latest book of poems is the  The Greek Anthology, Book XVII (Oxford Poets of Carcanet Press, England, 2012) Which will be released in the U.S. in 2015 as Book Seventeen.

He is the lead poet in the book, So Little Time: Words and Images for a World in Climate Crisis, (Green Writers Press, Vermont 2014)

His poetry collections include Loosestrife (Fomite, Burlington, Vermont, 2011), Collected Poems 1986-2006 (Oxford Poets Series, Carcanet Press in Ireland and Britain, 2006), The Ship of Birth (Oxford Poets Series, Carcanet Press in Ireland and Britain, 2003; LSU Press in the United States, 2007). The Blind Stitch (LSU Press 2002, Oxford Poets Series, Carcanet, 2001), The Hellbox (Oxford Poets Series, Oxford University Press, 1998), American Wake (Blackstaff/Dufour, 1995), Southward (LSU Press, 1992) and Cast in Fire (Dolmen/Dufour, 1986).

His poems are widely anthologized and have appeared in American, Irish, English, Australian, Japanese and Argentinean anthologies, including the Norton Introduction to Poetry, Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, American Poets of the New Century, 20th Century Irish Poems, and Contemporary Poets of New England. His Individual poems have been published in Atlantic monthly, the New Statesman, the New Republic, American Scholar, the Irish Times, PN Review, and the Times Literary Supplement.

Greg Delanty is the Co-Editor with Michael Matto for the critically acclaimed and a best seller on Amazon The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation  (Introduced by Seamus Heaney). New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Some of his other translations include Sean O’Riordain’s Selected Poems in Translation and Selected Poems of Kyriakos Charalambides (Cork: Southword Editions, 2005)

Delanty edited, with Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Jumping Off Shadows: Selected Contemporary Irish Poetry (Cork UP, 1995) and, with Robert Welsh, The Selected Poems of Patrick Galvin (Cork UP, 1995). He serves as consultant editor for The History of the Irish Book (Oxford UP, forthcoming) and on the editorial board of Writing Ulster.

He has read widely in the United States and Europe, including the Library of Congress.

Greg Delanty has received numerous awards including the Patrick Kavanagh Award (1983), the Allen Dowling Poetry Fellowship (1986), the Wolfers-O’Neill Award (1996-97), the Austin Clarke Award (1996), National Poetry Competition Prizewinner (Poetry Society of England, 1999) an Arts Council of Ireland Bursary (1998-99), and an award from the Royal Literary Fund (1999). He has been granted a Guggenheim for poetry for 2007-2008. He is Past President of The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers (ALSCW).

The National Library of Ireland has acquired Greg Delanty’s papers up to 2010.


 

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