Eamonn Wall was born in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford in 1955.
He has published two chapbooks, The Tame Goose (New York, The Hale Press, 1990); and Fire Escape (New York, Sunken-Isle Press, 1988).
His poetry is collected as Dyckman – 200th Street (Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon Publishing, 1994); Iron Mountain Road (Salmon Publishing 1997); The Crosses (Salmon Poetry, 2000); Refuge at DeSoto Bend (Salmon Publishing, 2004); A Tour of Your Country, (Salmon Poetry, 2008); and Sailing Lake Mareotis (Salmon Poetry, 2011).
His prose includes From the Sin-é to the Black Hills, Notes on the New Irish (Wisconsin, The University of Wisconsin Press, 2000), co-winner of the Durkan Prize from the American Conference for Irish Studies for the best scholarly book on Language and Literature published in 2000; and Writing the Irish West, Ecologies and Traditions (Indiana, University of Notre Dame Press, 2011).
He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Franco-Irish Studies and An Sionnach: A Journal of Irish Studies. He founded and coordinates UMSL’s Summer Program in Galway. He serves as an officer in the American Conference of Irish Studies, supports arts events in Ireland, and works with the Irish-American community in St. Louis. He frequently reviews books by Irish and Irish-American authors for literary journals and major newspapers.
He is currently the Jefferson Smurfit Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Missouri—St Louis in the US.
Poet Eamonn Wall reading at the White House, Limerick
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