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Author Frank Ormsby named Ireland's Professor of Poetry
Posted 09 September, 2019
Author and poet Frank Ormsby, credit: Malachi O'Doherty
Author and poet Frank Ormsby has been revealed as the eighth Professor of Poetry for Ireland.
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“His poetry frequently engages in themes of origin, exile and elegy, often in a domestic setting,” he added.
Established in 1998 by the Arts Councils in conjunction with University College Dublin
Previous holders of the Ireland Professor of Poetry include:
- Professor Eilean Ní Chuilleanáin, 2016 to 2019.
- Professor Paula Meehan, 2013 to 2016.
- Professor Harry Clifton, 2010 to 2013.
- Professor Michael Longley, 2007 to 2010.
- Professor Paul Durcan, 2004 to 2007.
- Professor Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, 2001 to 2004.
- Professor John Montague, 1998 to 2001.
By: David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations