Grennan, Eamon

Eamon Grennan
Eamon Grennan. Image source famouspoetsandpoems.com

Eamon Grennan was born in Dublin in 1941.

His poetry collections are Wildly for Days (Oldcastle, Co Meath, Gallery Press, 1983); What Light There Is (Gallery Press, 1987); So It Goes (Gallery Press, 1995); Selected and New Poems (Gallery Press, 2000); Still Life with Waterfall (Gallery Press, 2001); The Quick of It (Gallery Press, 2004); Out of Breath (The Gallery Press, 2007); Out of Sight/New and Selected Poems (Minneapolis, Graywolf Press 2010); But the Body (Gallery Press, 2012); and There Now (Gallery Press, 2015).

He has also published a collection of essays about modern Irish poetry, Facing the Music (Nevada, Creighton University Press, 1999); and a translation, Leopardi: Selected Poems (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 1995).
He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Leopardi: Selected Poems received the 1997 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and Still Life with Waterfall was the recipient of the 2003 Lenore Marshall Award for Poetry from the American Academy of Poets.

He has taught at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and divides his time between the US and the West of Ireland.


Eamon Grennan at Gallery Press
Eamon Grennan at Poets.org
Eamon Grennan at Famous Poets and Poems
Eamon Grennan at The National Library of Ireland