McGuckian, Medbh

Medbh McGuckian
Medbh McGuckian. Image source gallerypress.com

Medbh McGuckian was born in Belfast in 1950.

Her collections of poetry include The Flower Master (1982, Oxford University Press, republished by Loughcrew, The Gallery Press, 1993); Venus and the Rain (Oxford, 1984, a revised edition published by Loughcrew, The Gallery Press, 1994); On Ballycastle Beach (Oxford 1988); Marconi’s Cottage (The Gallery Press, 1991); Captain Lavender (The Gallery Press, 1994); Selected Poems (The Gallery Press, 1997); Drawing Ballerinas (The Gallery Press, 2001); The Face of the Earth (The Gallery Press, 2002); Had I a Thousand Lives (The Gallery Press, 2003); The Book of the Angel (The Gallery Press, 2004); The Currach Requires No Harbours (The Gallery Press, 2006); and My Love has Fared Inland (The Gallery Press, 2008).

Her awards include The Cheltenham Award, The Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize, and the Bass Ireland Award for Literature in 1991. Marconi’s Cottage was shortlisted for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Irish Literature Prize for Poetry.

She lives in Belfast and is a member of Aosdána


Medbh McGuckian at The Gallery Press

Medbh McGuckian at The National Library of Ireland


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