Tom French (poet)

Last updated

Tom French
Born1966 (age 5758)
Kilkenny, Ireland
Alma materNUI Galway
University of Limerick

Tom French (born 1966 in Kilkenny) is an Irish poet.



He was born in Kilkenny in 1966 and raised across the border in Tipperary. He graduated from National University of Ireland, Galway and the University of Limerick. [1]

He lives with his family close to the coast of County Meath, where he earns his living in the County library service.

He received bursaries in literature from An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council, Ireland in 1999 and 2009. His work has appeared in numerous national and international publications.



Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Seamus Heaney</span> Irish writer and translator (1939–2013)

Seamus Justin Heaney was an Irish poet, playwright and translator. He received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Among his best-known works is Death of a Naturalist (1966), his first major published volume. American poet Robert Lowell described him as "the most important Irish poet since Yeats", and many others, including the academic John Sutherland, have said that he was "the greatest poet of our age". Robert Pinsky has stated that "with his wonderful gift of eye and ear Heaney has the gift of the story-teller." Upon his death in 2013, The Independent described him as "probably the best-known poet in the world".

<span class="mw-page-title-main">John Ashbery</span> American poet

John Lawrence Ashbery was an American poet and art critic.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Paul Muldoon</span> Irish poet

Paul Muldoon is an Irish poet.

Pat Boran is an Irish poet.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Michael Hartnett</span> Irish poet, known for work in English and Irish languages

Michael Hartnett was an Irish poet who wrote in both English and Irish. He was one of the most significant voices in late 20th-century Irish writing and has been called "Munster's de facto poet laureate".

Francis Arthur Ormsby is an author and poet from Northern Ireland.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Michael Longley</span> Irish poet (born 1939)

Michael Longley,, is an Irish poet.

Thomas McCarthy is an Irish poet, novelist, and critic, born in Cappoquin, County Waterford, Ireland. He attended University College Cork where he was part of a resurgence of literary activity under the inspiration of John Montague. Among McCarthy's contemporaries, described by Thomas Dillon Redshaw as "that remarkable generation", were the writers and poets Theo Dorgan, Sean Dunne, Greg Delanty, Maurice Riordan and William Wall. McCarthy edited, at various times, The Cork Review and Poetry Ireland Review. He has published seven collections of poetry with Anvil Press Poetry, London, including The Sorrow Garden, The Lost Province, Mr Dineen's Careful Parade, The Last Geraldine Officer, and Merchant Prince. The main themes of his poetry are Southern Irish politics, love and memory. He is also the author of two novels; Without Power and Asya and Christine. He is married with two children and lives in Cork City where he worked in the City Libraries until his retirement. He won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 1977. His monograph "Rising from the Ashes" tells the story of the burning of the Carnegie Free Library in Cork City by the Black and Tans in 1920 and the subsequent efforts to rebuild the collection with the help of donors from all over the world.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Derek Mahon</span> Irish poet (1941–2020)

Derek Mahon was an Irish poet. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland but lived in a number of cities around the world. At his death it was noted that his, "influence in the Irish poetry community, literary world and society at large, and his legacy, is immense". President of Ireland Michael D Higgins said of Mahon; "he shared with his northern peers the capacity to link the classical and the contemporary but he brought also an edge that was unsparing of cruelty and wickedness."

Ciaran Gerard Carson was a Northern Ireland-born poet and novelist.

David Wheatley is an Irish poet and critic. He was born in Dublin and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, where he edited Icarus. Wheatley is the author of four volumes of poetry with Gallery Press, as well as several chapbooks. He has also edited the work of James Clarence Mangan, and features in the Bloodaxe anthology The New Irish Poets, and the Wake Forest Irish Poetry Series Vol. 1.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">John F. Deane</span> Irish poet and novelist

John F. Deane is an Irish poet and novelist. He founded Poetry Ireland and The Poetry Ireland Review in 1979.

Conor O'Callaghan is an Irish novelist and poet.

Dennis O'Driscoll was an Irish poet, essayist, critic and editor. Regarded as one of the best European poets of his time, Eileen Battersby considered him "the lyric equivalent of William Trevor" and a better poet "by far" than Raymond Carver. Gerard Smyth regarded him as "one of poetry's true champions and certainly its most prodigious archivist. His book on Seamus Heaney is regarded as the definitive biography of the Nobel laureate.

Mary O'Malley is an Irish poet whose work has been published in various literary magazines. She has published seven poetry books since 1990 and her poems have been translated into several languages.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Moya Cannon</span> Irish poet

Moya Cannon is an Irish writer and poet with seven published collections, the most recent being Collected Poems.

Michael Coady is an Irish poet, short story writer, local historian, photographer, genealogist, journalist and "a lapsed trombone player", born in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland, where he continues to live.

Patrick Deeley is an Irish poet.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gerard Smyth</span> Irish poet

Gerard Smyth is an Irish poet, born in Dublin in 1951 and began publishing poetry in the late 1960s when his first poems were published by David Marcus in the New Irish Writing Page of The Irish Press and by James Simmons in The Honest Ulsterman.

Kerry Hardie is an Irish poet and novelist.


  1. "The Manchester Review". Archived from the original on 31 October 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2009.