Editor Profile: Gerald Dawe

Gerald Dawe, the Belfast-born poet, has published ten collections of poetry including, most recently, The Last Peacock (Gallery, 2019) and numerous volumes of essays, including Dreaming of Home: Seven Irish Writers (Peter Lang, 2022). He has edited and co-edited several works of Irish poets including Ethna Mac Carthy Poems (with Eoin O'Brien, Lilliput Press, 2019).

He taught at the University of Galway (1977-1987) and Trinity College Dublin (1988-2017) and was visiting professor in various universities in the US as well as holding a number of writing residencies in UK and Europe. With the late Brendan Kennelly he established at Trinity College the first master's programme in creative writing offered by an Irish University. He lives in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin.

'A deeply impressive body of work, [Dawe's] poems are rooted, exploring delicately and exquisitely what it is to be alive and living in this world. A supreme and calm assurance, again and again, pitch perfect in tone and form’ David Park (novelist).