Hanna, Davoren

Davoren Hanna
Davoren Hanna. Image source nli.ie

Davoren Hanna was born in Dublin in 1975.

He published one collection, Not Common Speech (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1990).

Amongst his awards are The Christy Brown Award, The British Spastics Society National Literary Award, The Welsh Academy Young Writers Competition and The Observer National Children’s Poetry Competition.
He was the subject of an RTÉ documentary, Poised for Flight.

The story of his life and a selection of his poems can be found in The Friendship Tree: The Life and Poems of Davoren Hanna, by his father, Jack Hanna (Dublin, New Island Books, 1996).

He died in Dublin in 1994.

Davoren Hanna at The National Library of Ireland