Bourke, Eva

Eva Bourke
Eva Bourke. Image source aosdana.artscouncil.ie

Eva Bourke was born in Germany but has lived in Ireland for many years.

Her poetry collections are Gonella (Galway, Salmon Publishing, 1985, with drawings by Jay Murphy); Litany for the Pig (Salmon Publishing, 1989); Spring in Henry Street (Dublin, Dedalus, 1996); Travels With Gandolfo (Dedalus, 2000); The Latitude of Naples (Dedalus, 2005); and Piano (Dedalus, 2011).

A teacher and translator, she is also the editor of a major dual language English/German anthology of Irish poetry entitled In Green Ink/Mit Gruner Tinte (1996). Her other translations include an English language verison of Elisabeth Borchers’ Winter on White Paper (2002). She is currently working on translations of Hölderlin. She has received a number of awards and bursaries from The Arts Council.

A member of Aosdána, she lives in Galway.


Eva Bourke at Dedalus
Eva Bourke at The National Library of Ireland