Agee, Chris

Chris Agee
Chris Agee. Image source culturenorthernireland.org

Chris Agee was born in 1956 in San Francisco and grew up in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. He attended Harvard University and since 1979 has lived in Ireland.

His poetry collections are In the New Hampshire Woods (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 1992), First Light (The Dedalus Press, 2003) and Next to Nothing (Cambridge, UK, Salt, 2009).

He is the editor of Scar on the Stone: Contemporary Poetry from Bosnia (Bloodaxe, 1998, Poetry Society Recommendation), Unfinished Ireland: Essays on Hubert Butler (Irish Pages, 2003) and The New North Contemporary Poetry from Northern Ireland (Wake Forest University Press, 2008).

He reviews regularly for The Irish Times and is the Editor of Irish Pages, a journal of contemporary writing based at The Linen Hall Library, Belfast.

He holds dual Irish and American citizenship, and spends part of each year at his house near Dubrovnik, in Croatia.


Chris Agee at Salt Publishing
Irish Pages
Chris Agee at Culture Northern Ireland
Chris Agee at The National Library of Ireland


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  1. How nice to find another Agee who fell in love with Ireland and who writes (you successfully and seriously. I for a very limited readership, friends mainly). You and I were in Ireland about the same time: 1977-78. I was studying at UCC that year as part of a Junior Year in Ireland program through the University of Detroit. I was back again in 1981 the same weekend Bobby Sands died, then again in 1992 and last in 2006. My soul is of dual American and Irish citizenship. My wife could get citizenship, but she won’t listen to me. I love it there and hope to visit again before my days wind to a close sometime, hopefully, a couple of decades from now. Once I stumbled across your name through Wikipedia, I have enjoyed sampling your verse. I plan to do a more extensive reading before winter is over. Cheers.

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