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John F. Deane

John F. Deane was born in 1943 on Achill Island, Co Mayo. He is the author of two novels and thirteen collections of poems, most recently Snow Falling on Chestnut Hill: New and Selected Poems (2012), Semibreve (2015), Dear Pilgrims (2018) and Naming of the Bones (2021), all from Carcanet Press. He is also the author of a memoir, Give Dust a Tongue (Columba, 2015). He was President of the European Academy of Poetry and was made Chevalier en l’ordre des arts et des lettres by the French Government. In 1979, he founded Poetry Ireland, the national poetry organization, and Poetry Ireland Review. He is a member of Aosdána, and divides his time between Dublin and Leitrim.

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