James Harpur was born in 1956 of Irish-British descent.
His poetry collections are A Vision of Comets (London, Anvil Press Poetry, 1993); The Monk’s Dream (Anvil Press Poetry, 1996); Oracle Bones (Anvil Press Poetry, 2001); The Dark Age (Anvil Press Poetry, 2007); and Angels and Harvesters (Anvil Press Poetry, 2012).
He has also published his translation of Fortune’s Prisoner: The Poems of Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy (Anvil Press Poetry, 2007).
His non-fiction volume is Love in the Soul: The Story of the Christian Mystics (Boston, Shambhala, 2005).
His awards include an Eric Gregory Award (1986); a British National Poetry Award first prize, 1996; a Hawthornden Fellowship (1999); Society of Authors Award 1997; and the Michael Hartnett Award 2009.
He lives in West Cork.
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James Harpur at The National Library of Ireland