Nuala Archer

Life
1955- ; b. 21 Jun. Rochester, New York; Irish parents; family moved to Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama; ed. Wheaton College, Ill., and TCD; first collection Whale on the Line (1981), won the 1980 Irish Distillers/Patrick Kavanagh Award; PhD. Univ. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee 1983; after graduation taught literature and edited The Midland Review at Oklahoma State University until 1989; special issue of The Midland Review, Vol. 3 (Winter 1986) [Contemporary Irish Women’s Writing issue], acknowledged the importance of Ruth Hooley's anthology The Female Line (1985) and published work by more than forty women, including Moya Cannon, Roz Cowman and Mary Dorcey who had not then published their first books; spent a year teaching at Yale and Albertus Magnus; made director of Poetry Centre at Cleveland State University, 1992; ed., with Medbh McGuckian, Two Women, Two Shores: Poems by Medbh McGuckian and Nuala Archer (1989); The Hour of Pan/Amá (1992); From a Mobile Home (1995). DIL

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Works
Whale on the Line
(Dublin: Gallery 1981); ed., with Medbh McGuckian, Two Women, Two Shores: Poems by Medbh McGuckian and Nuala Archer (Galway: Salmon 1989; Baltimore: New Poets Series 1989); The Hour of Pan/Amá (Galway: Salmon 1992); Pan/Amá (NY: Red Dust 1992); From a Mobile Home (Dublin: Salmon 1995).

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