O’Donoghue, Bernard

Bernard O’Donoghue was born in Co Cork in 1945.

Bernard O'Donoghue
Bernard O'Donoghue. Image Faber & Faber

His poetry is collected as The Weakness (London, Chatto & Windus, 1992); Gunpowder (Chatto & Windus, 1995), for which he was awarded the Whitebread Prize; Here Nor There (Chatto & Windus, 1999); Poaching Rights (Loughcrew, Co Meath, Gallery Books, 1999); and Outliving (Chatto & Windus, 2003); Selected Poems (London, Faber & Faber, 2008); Farmer’s Cross (Faber & Faber, 2011); and The Seasons of Cullen Church (Faber & Faber, 2016).

As a critic, he has published The courtly love tradition (Manchester University Press, 1983); Seamus Heaney and The Language of Poetry (Prentice Hall PTR, 1995); Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (London, Penguin Classics, 2006), and has edited The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and Geoffrey Chaucer (Faber & Faber Poet to Poet Series, 2011).

Currently teaching Medieval English at Oxford University, he lives in the UK.



Bernard O’Donoghue at Random House

Bernard O’Donoghue at Faber & Faber

Bernard O’Donoghue at The National Library of Ireland


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