1947-1993 ; b. Newbridge, Co. Kildare; Trinities (1976), thin vol.
of prose and verse; committee member of Irish Writers Union and
Irish Writers Centre; member of Aosdana; printed Purdah
in mem. Mary Farl Powers; an obituary by Philip Casey in the Irish Times
was reprinted as An Appreciation in Poetry Ireland (Summer
1995); Selected Poems with an foreword by Anthony Cronin (1997).
Trinities (Clondalkin: Profile 1976); Behind the Garden Gnomes
(Raven Arts Press 1982), 39pp.[0 906897 36 X]; A Corpse Auditions Its
Mourners: New and Selected Poems (Raven Arts 1987), 89pp. [1 85186
018 5] prev. collections, Trinities (Profile Press 1976); The
Judas Cry (Raven 1979); Behind the Garden Gnomes (Raven 1982); Nights without Stars, Days Without Sun: Selected Poems, foreword
by Anthony Cronin (Dublin: New Island Books 1997).
without Stars, Days Without Sun, poem published posthumously in The Irish Times (8 Feb. 1997): The sea fumbles its way towards
the horizon / a cold night for walking with her by my side. / The citys
lights are bristling under the supremacy / of the stars. / Dawn is waiting
round the corner / to offer a garland of light / for people to strive
in. / She is present in my thoughts, so clearly that my skin / tingles
as it used to when we turned from each other / we from the heat of love.
/ The sea fumbles its way to the horizon / while I stumble towards the