Peter Sirr

Everyone who takes poetry seriously should read him attentively.

Bernard O’Donoghue, The Irish Times

[his] welcome art has come to distinguish a new generation of irish poets whose urbanities have a clearly European aspect.

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Peter Sirr was born in 1960 and lives in Dublin where he works as a freelance writer and translator.

Awards include the O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, 1998 and the Michael Hartnett Award, 2011.

The Gallery Press has published Marginal Zones (1984), Talk, Talk (1987), Ways of Falling (1991), The Ledger of Fruitful Exchange (1995), Bring Everything (2000), Selected Poems and Nonetheless (both 2004), The Thing Is (Winner of the 2011 Michael Hartnett Award), The Rooms (2014) and Sway (2016). The Gravity Wave will be published in 2019 and is a PBS Recommendation.

He has recently been appointed Arts Council’s Irish Language Literature Adviser. He contributes reviews and essays to various publications, many of which can be read on his website.

A member of Aosdána he is married to the poet Enda Wyley.

Selected Poems

Peter Sirr’s Selected Poems represents a winnowing of five substantial, significant books — with the bonus of previously uncollected and new poems. Excerpts from sequences and longer works communicate an uncommon imaginative sweep.

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