Matthew Gerard SWEENEY

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1952-10-06
Education Franciscan Coll Gormanstown Co Meath, Univ Coll Dublin, Univ of Freiburg (yr abroad), Poly of N London (BA)
Books & Publications >ir< A Dream of Maps (1981), A Round House (1983), The Lame Waltzer (1985), Blue Shoes (1989), Cacti (1992), The Blue Taps (limited edn pamphlet, 1994), Emergency Kit: Poems For Strange Times (anthology, co-ed with Jo Shapcott, 1996), The Bridal Suite (1997), Penguin Modern Poets 12 (1997), Beyond Bedlam: Poems Written Out of Mental Distress (anthology, co-ed with Ken Smith, 1997), A Smell of Fish (2000), Selected Poems (2002), Sanctuary (2004), Black Moon (2007), The Night Post (2010), Horse Music (2013); for children: The Flying Spring Onion (1992), Fatso in the Red Suit (1995), Up on the Roof (2009); >ir< Death Comes for the Poets (jtly with John Hartley Williams, 2012); for children: The Snow Vulture (1992 and 1994), The Chinese Dressing Gown (1987); >ir< Writing Poetry (jtly with John Hartley Williams, 1997)
Recreations N/A
Clubs N/A
Style Matthew Sweeney, Esq
Career writer; writer in residence Farnham Coll 1984 and 1985, Henfield writing fell UEA 1986, events and publicity asst The Poetry Soc 1988-90, poet in residence Hereford & Worcester 1991, writer in residence The South Bank Centre 1994-95, poet in residence on internet for Chadwyck-Healey 1997-98, poet in residence Nat Library for the Blind 1999, writer in residence Univ Coll Cork 2012-13, other residencies incl Birmingham Readers & Writers Festival 1993, Salisbury Festival 1994, Aldeburgh Poetry Festival 1998; memb Aosdána 1990; gives regular readings throughout UK and abroad, has reviewed for Telegraph, Sunday Times, Observer, Times supplements and Poetry Review; featured regularly on BBC Radio; awards: Prudence Farmer Prize 1984, Cholmondeley Award 1987, Arts Cncl bursary 1992, Arts Cncl Writer's Award 1999
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