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.
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