McDonald, Peter

Peter McDonald
Peter McDonald. image source

Peter McDonald was born in Belfast in 1962.

His collections are Biting the Wax (Newcastle upon Tyne [now Tarset, Northumberland]Bloodaxe Books, 1989); Adam’s Dream (Bloodaxe, 1996); Pastorals (Manchester, Carcanet, 2004); The House of Clay (Carcanet, 2007); and Collected Poems (Carcanet, 2013).

His academic works include Louis MacNeice: The Poet in his Contexts (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1991); Mistaken Identities: Poetry and Northern Ireland (Oxford University Press, 1997); and Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill (Oxford University Press, 2002).

He has co-edited Selected Plays of Louis MacNeice (Oxford University Press, 1993), and has re-edited Louis MacNeice’s Collected Poems (Faber, 2007).


Peter McDonald at Tower Poetry

Peter McDonald at Carcanet

Peter McDonald at The National Library of Ireland