Rita Ann Higgins was born in 1955 in Galway.
Her collections are Goddess on the Mervue Bus (Galway, Salmon, 1986); Witch in the Bushes (Salmon, 1988); Goddess and Witch (Salmon, 1989); Philomena’s Revenge (Salmon, 1992); Higher Purchase (Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon Publishing, 1996); An Awful Racket (Tarset, UK, Bloodaxe Books, 2001); Throw in the Vowels (Bloodaxe Books, 2005); Hurting God – part essay, part rhyme (Salmon Poetry, 2010); and Ireland Is Changing Mother (Bloodaxe Books, 2011).
Her plays, Face Licker Come Home (Salmon Publishing, 1991), and God-of-the-Hatch-Man, were produced by Punchbag Theatre Company.
She has won several awards and her work has been selected for Yale University’s Literature Curriculum.
She is a member of Aosdána, and she divides her time between Galway City and Spiddal, County Galway.
Rita Ann Higgins’ Website
Hurting God Rita Ann Higgins at Salmon Poetry
Rita Ann Higgins at The National Library of Ireland