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.
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.