Davitt, Michael

Michael Davitt
Michael Davitt. Image source aosdan.artscouncil.ie

Michael Davitt was born in Cork in 1950.

He edited Innti, an influential poetry journal in Irish.

His collections are Gleann ar Ghleann (Baile Átha Cliath, Sáirséal Ó Marcaigh, 1982); Bligeard Sráide (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 1983); An Tost a Scagadh (Coiscéim, 1993); Selected Poems/Rogha Dánta 1968-1984 (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1987); Scuais (Gallimh, Cló Iar-Chonnachta Teo, 1998); and Freacnairc Mhearcair/The Oomph of Quicksilver (Cork University Press, 2000).

His awards include The Butler Prize for Literature in 1994. He was a member of Aosdána.

He died suddenly in Sligo on June 19, 2005.

Michael Davitt at Cló Iar-Chonnacht
Michael Davitt at MunsterLit
Michael Davitt Obituary by Siobhan Campbell and Gabriel Rosenstock at Poetry Ireland
Michael Davitt at The National Library of Ireland

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