Joseph Woods was born in Co Louth in 1966.
First published in Japan, his collections are Sailing to Hokkaido (Kent, UK, Worple Press, 2001); Bearings (Worple Press, 2005); Cargo (Dublin, Dedalus Press, 2010); and Ocean Letters (Dedalus Press, 2011).
He was been awarded the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2000.
With Irene De Angelis he has edited Our Shared Japan (Dublin, Dedalus Press, 2007).
He is currently Director of Poetry Ireland, and lives in Dublin.
Joseph Woods reading his poem Tyrekicking
Uploaded by IrishArtsCenterNY on Nov 12, 2009
Joseph Woods (Director of Poetry Ireland and Patrick Kavanagh Award recipient)
from Irish Arts Center’s PoetryFest 2009
Joseph Woods at Dedalus Press
Joseph Woods at Worple Press