James J. McAuley was born in Dublin in 1936.
His first collection was Observations, published in 1960. Since then his collections have included A New Address (Dublin,The Dolmen Press,1965); Draft Balance Sheet (The Dolmen Press,1978): After The Blizzard (University of Missouri Press, 1975); Recital (Dolmen Press, 1975); Hone And Away; The Exile’s Recurring Nightmare; The Exile’s Book of Hours (Confluence Press?, 1982?); Coming And Going, New and Selected poems (The University of Arkansas Press, 1989); Meditations, with Distractions: Poems, 1988-98 (University of Arkansas Press, 2001); and New & Selected Poems, With an introduction by Paula Meehan (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 2005).
He has also written a libretto, Praise!; and a verse play The Revolution (Dublin, The Lantern Theatre, 1966).
He has been Professor of English, and Director of Creative Writing Programme and Director of the Press at Eastern Washington University.
He lives in Wicklow.
James J. McAuley at Dedalus Press
James J. McAuley at The National Library of Ireland