Roper, Mark

Mark Roper
Mark Roper. Photo by Paddy Dwan. Image source The Dedalus Press

Mark Roper was born in England in 1951, and moved to Ireland in 1980.

His poetry collections include The Hen Ark (Calstock, Cornwall, Peterloo Poets 1990/
Galway, Salmon Publishing, 1991), which won the 1992 Aldeburgh Prize for best first collection; Catching The Light (Belfast, Lagan Press, 1997); The Home Fire (Craigavad, Co. Down, Abbey Press 1998); Whereabouts (Peterloo/Abbey Press,2005); Even So: New & Selected Poems (Dedalus Press, 2008); and A Gather of Shadow (The Dedalus Press, 2012).

He was Editor of Poetry Ireland Review for 1999.

He lives in Co. Kilkenny.


Mark Roper at The Dedalus Press

Mark Roper Poet

Mark Roper at The National Library of Ireland