Please take the time to read our interview with Irish poet Dennis O'Driscoll:

Dennis O'Driscoll was born in Thurles, Co Tipperary in 1954, his seven books of poetry include Weather Permitting (Anvil Press, 1999), which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Prize, Exemplary Damages (Anvil Press, 2002) and New & Selected Poems (Anvil Press, 2004), a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. A selection of his essays and reviews, Troubled Thoughts, Majestic Dreams (Gallery Press), was published in 2001. Among his awards are a Lannan Literary Award in 1999 and the 2005 E.M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has worked a civil servant since the age of 16.

[For the whole of my interview with Dennis O'Driscoll]

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