Burnside, Sam

Sam Burnside
Sam Burnside. Image source samburnside.co.uk

Sam Burnside was born in Co Antrim.

His long poem, Cathedral (Freehold Press, 1989), won The Sunday Tribune/Hennessey Award of that year. This was followed by Walking The Marshes (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 1990); Horses (Ballagh Studios, 1993), a handmade book with woodcuts by the Canadian artist Tim Stampton; and Fahan Mura (Belfast, Lapwing Press, 1995); A Will to Remember: Poems (Belfast, Linen Hall Library, 2003); and Innocents Abroad (Belfast, Arttank Gallery, 2004).

He is represented in The Great Book of Ireland, and in The Crazy Knot (1996), a collaboration between Ulster writers and artists.

He is a member of the Northern Ireland Arts Council, a trustee of Derry City Theatre Project, and Director of The Verbal Arts Centre in Derry, where he lives.


Sam Burnside reads Marriage Morning: a poem for Sarah

Uploaded by samuelburnside9 on Oct 30, 2009
Poem read by author. To celebrate wedding, marriage of his daughter

Sam Burnside’s website

Sam Burnside at The National Library of Ireland


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