Collinge, Declan

Declan Collinge
Declan Collinge. Image source: author

Declan Collinge was born in Dublin.

His poetry collections are Sealgaireacht (Báile Átha Cliath, Clóchomhar Teo, 1982); Faoi Léigear (Báile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 1986); Fearful Symmetry (Dublin, Mentor Books 1990); Common Ground (Inisfail Press, 1996); Teachtaireacht Téacsa (Coiscéim 2007); and The Lonely Hush of Eve/ Tost Uaigneach na hOíche: Selected and New Poems/Rogha Dánta agus Dánta Nua (Mentor Books 2012)

A selection of his Irish poems with translations appeared in An Crann Faoi Bhláth/The Flowering Tree (Dublin, Wolfhound 1991), and he contributed an essay on Inchicore Haiku to Remembering Michael Hartnett (Dublin, Four Courts Press 2006)

His doctoral thesis in Anglo-Irish studies is on the work of Máirtín Ó Direáin.

He lives in Dublin.



Uploaded by Pat Heaney on 15 Sep 2009
In this far-ranging interview with Lisa Cannon, bilingual Dublin poet, Declan Collinge reads poems from his five collections and explains what inspired him to write from the beginning.


Declan Collinge at Cois Life

Declan Collinge at The National Library of Ireland