Colm Breathnach was born in Cork in 1961.
His collections are Cantaic an Bhalbháin (1991), which won the Duais Bhardas Chorcaí at the 1991 Oireachtas; An Fearann Breac (1992); Scáthach (1994), which won An Príomhdhuais Filíochta at the 1994 Oireachtais; Croí agus Carraig (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 1995); and An Fear Marbh (Gaillimh, Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1998).
His other awards include the IACI/Butler Literary Award for Poetry (1999).
He has translated, Katz und Maus by Günter Grass, in collaboration with Andrea Nic Thaidgh, as Cat agus Luch (Coiscéim, 2000).
He lives in County Kildare.
Colm Breathnach at CIC