Thomas McCarthy

Thomas McCarthy was born in Co. Waterford and educated at University College Cork. He worked at Cork City Library for over thirty years. He was a Fellow of the International Writing Program, University of Iowa 1978/79 and Professor of English at Macalester College, Minnesota, in 1994/95. His many collections of poetry include The Sorrow Garden (1981), Merchant Prince (2005), Pandemonium (2016) and Prophecy (2019). A former editor of Poetry Ireland Review, he is a member of Aosdána, the Irish Assemby of artists and writers. His diaries, Poetry, Memory and the Party, were published in 2022 by The Gallery Press, Dublin. His Questioning Ireland, essays, will be published by The Gallery later this year and his new collection, Plenitude, will be published by Carcanet Press, Manchester, UK in spring 2025.


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