Poetry Ireland is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Tommy Smith. He was a former board member of our organisation and a renowned supporter of poets, writers and artists. He dispensed immeasurable kindness to poets, in particular, and he was much loved and respected by the poetry community. He was a generous and engaged board member and we greatly appreciate the major contribution that he made to Poetry Ireland. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and to his wide circle of friends and admirers.