John F. Deane

John F. Deane was born on Achill Island off the west coast of Ireland. He is founder of Poetry Ireland, Ireland’s national poetry society, and its journal Poetry Ireland Review. A new collection Dear Pilgrims appeared from Carcanet in 2018 and a collection of poems set on Achill Island with paintings by John Behan, Achill: The Island published by Currach Press also appeared in 2018. In 2016 Deane was the Teilhard de Chardin Fellow in Catholic Studies in Loyola University, Chicago and taught a course in poetry. In 2019 he was visiting poet in Notre Dame University in Indiana. In 2021 Carcanet published his new collection of poems, Naming of the Bones.


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