Dennis O'Driscoll

1954–2012
Dennis O'Driscoll
Dennis O’Driscoll was born in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland. He has written eight books of poetry, three chapbooks and a collection of essays and reviews. He has also edited and compiled contemporary quotations about poets and poetry. He is an advisor to Agenda magazine and a contributing editor of Harvard Review. A member of Aosdána, the Irish Academy of Artists, and an Honorary Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy, he worked as a civil servant for almost forty years.

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"Participating in Poetry Out Loud has taught me a lot of things, but I think the one thing I didn't expect to learn is how alive a poem can become when read out loud. I also learned that even words written as much as a hundred years ago can resonate with me and be relevant to my life."
Gypsy Prince
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