Gregory O’Donoghue (1951-2005)

At heart an émigré, the last of a generation who believed in the potential of poetry to bring about radical social and individual change, a loner but convivial, truculent on occasion but tender and sympathetic to a fault, singular in his passion for his chosen craft . . .

— The Irish Times (obituary)

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Gregory O'DonoghueGregory O’Donoghue was born in 1951. Son of the poet and playwright Robert O’Donoghue, he attended University College Cork and contributed to periodicals in Ireland, Canada, and America. He lived for many years in Ontario.

Kicking, his only publication with The Gallery Press, appeared in 1975.

Gregory O’Donoghue died in Cork in 2005.


Gregory O’Donoghue’s Kicking was published by The Gallery Press in 1975.

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Aidan Carl MatthewsAidan Carl Mathews was born in 1956 and educated at UCD, TCD, and Stanford University. He has published three collections of poetry, WindfallsMinding Ruth (Gallery, 1983) and According to the Small Hours (1998). He has published short stories: Adventures in a Bathyscope (which was shortlisted for the GPA Award), Lipstick on the Host and Charlie Chaplin's Wishbone (2016, Lilliput) and a novel, Muesli at Midnight. Other awards include an Irish Times Award, Patrick Kavanagh Award, Macauley Fellowship and an Academy of American Poets Award.

His plays include Exit/Entrance (Gallery 1990), The Diamond BodyThe Antigone, a new version of The House of Bernarda Alba and Communion (2003). He edited Immediate ManCuimhní ar Chearbhall Ó Dálaigh. He works as a radio drama producer in RTE.

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Minding Ruth

Aidan Mathews’ first volume Windfalls, distinguished in itself, gave promise for the future. Minding Ruth fulfils, if it does not indeed go beyond the expectations roused by that first volume. — Seamus Deane

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