Dorcey, Mary

Mary Dorcey
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Mary Dorcey was born in Dublin.

Her poetry includes Kindling (London, Onlywomen Press, 1989); Moving into the Space Cleared by Our Mothers (Galway; Salmon, 1991); The River That Carries Me (Salmon Poetry, 1995); and Like Joy in Season, Like Sorrow (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 2001); Perhaps the Heart is Constant after All (Salmon Poetry 2012); and To Air the Soul, Throw All the Windows Wide, New and Selected Poems (Salmon Poetry, 2016).

Her fiction includes A Noise from the Woodshed: Short Stories (London, Onlywomen Press, 1989); Scarlet O’Hara [A novella contained in the anthology In and Out of Time](London. Onlywomen Press, 1990); and the novel Biography of Desire (Dublin, Poolbeg 1997).

She has staged two dramatisations of poetry, In the Pink; and Sunny Side Plucked (Dublin, Project Arts Centre).
She won The Rooney Prize for Literature in 1990.

A member of Aosdána, she is a Research Associate at Trinity College Dublin and a writer in residence at the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies where she gives seminars in contemporary English literature.

She lives in Wicklow.

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