Foley, Michael

Michael Foley
Michael Foley. Image source michael-foley.net
Michael Foley was born Derry in 1947.

His poetry collections are Heil Hitler (Portrush, Ulsterman Publications, 1969); The Acne and the Ecstasy (Ulsterman Publications, 1973); Through the Gateless Gate (Ulsterman, 1976), True Life Love Stories (Belfast, The Blackstaff Press, 1976), The Irish Frog , Versions of Laforgue (Ulsterman, 1978), The GO Situation (The Blackstaff Press, 1982); Insomnia in the Afternoon (The Blackstaff Press, 1994); Autumn Beguiles the Fatalist (The Blackstaff Press, 2006); and New and Selected Poems (The Blackstaff Press, 2011).

His fiction includes The Passion of Jamesie Coyle (Belfast, Fortnight Publications, 1984); The Road to Notown (The Blackstaff Press, 1996); Getting Used To Not Being Remarkable (The Blackstaff Press, 1998); and Beyond (The Blackstaff Press, 2002).

His non-fiction includes The Age of Absurdity (London, Simon & Schuster 2010); Embracing the Ordinary (Simon & Schuster, 2012); and Life Lessons from Bergson (London, Pan Macmillan, 2013).

He was joint-editor of the Honest Ulsterman with Frank Ormsby from 1969-72.

In 1972 he moved to London, where he still lives, and a career in teaching, culminating in twenty three years at the University of Westminster lecturing in Information Technology. He retired in 2007 to devote himself to writing.


Michael Foley’s Website

Michael Foley at The National Library of Ireland