John F. Deane

John Deane founded Poetry Ireland and the Poetry Ireland Review in 1979. He has published several collections of poetry and some fiction, as well as won the O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry, the Marten Toonder Award for Literature, Golden Key Award from Serbia, and the Laudomia Bonanni Prize from L’Aquila, Italy. He was shortlisted for both the T. S. Eliot prize and the Irish Times Poetry Now Award, and has won residencies in Bavaria, Monaco and Paris. His poetry collection Snow falling on Chestnut Hill: New & Selected Poems was published by Carcanet in October 2012. His latest fiction is a novel, Where No Storms Come, published by Blackstaff in 2010. A new collection of poems, Semibreve, has just been published by Carcanet in 2015 and a ‘faith and poetry memoir’, Give Dust a Tongue, has also been published by Columba in 2015. Deane was appointed Teilhard de Chardin Fellow in Christian Studies at the Loyola University Chicago in Fall 2016.


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