Niall McGrath

Works

Life
?- ; b. Templepatrick, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim; has worked as postman, hospital cleaner, sailor, and airport worker; latterly farming, civil services, parenthbood and post-grad. studies; issued Heat of a Heartless World (1995), a novel set in Ulster and concerning young love with suspicions of incest in the paternal background; issued Treasures of the Unconscious (2009), a poetry collection; also eds. The Black Mountain Review, with Arts Council aid.

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Works
Fiction
  • Heat of a Heartless World (London: Minerva Press 1995), 272pp.
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Poetry
  • First Sight [Lapwing Poetry Pamphlet] (Belfast: Lapwing Publications 1997), 36pp.;
  • Déjà vu (Nottingham: Poetry Monthly Press 1999), 32pp.;
  • Godsong and A Matter of Honour: Two Transliterations [from the Bhagavadgita & Njals Saga] ([Ballyclare: Black Mountain Press [2000 or 2003]), [240pp.; unpag.];
  • Parity (Belfast: Lapwing Press 2003), 44pp.;
  • Reversion (Sutton: Sixties Press 2003), vi, 104pp.;
  • Indulgences (Long Eaton: Poetry Monthly Press 2005), 48pp.;
  • Treasures of the Unconscious (Scotus Press 2009), 117pp.
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Criticism
  • Spiritual Ciphers: Priest and Shaman Characters in Selected Drama by Brian Friel (Ballyclare: Black Mountain Press 2005), 129pp.
Miscellaneous
Ed. The Black Mountain Review [P.O. Box 9, Ballyclare BT39 0JW, N. Ireland] - and note, Spring/Summer 2003 issue editor was Stephen Hull [see Shearsman Review, No. 56 @ www.sheasman.com reviews online; accessed 07.08.2009].

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