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Poet, writer and broadcaster Pat Boran is one of the best-known of his generation of Irish poets.

He has published more than a dozen books of poetry and prose — among them
Waveforms: Bull Island Haiku (2015), A Man is Only As Good: A Pocket Selected Poems (2017) and Then Again (2019), as well as the humorous memoir The Invisible Prison (2009) and the popular writers' handbook The Portable Creative Writing Workshop, now in its fourth edition.

He is a former presenter of
The Poetry Programme and The Enchanted Way on RTÉ Radio 1, and he works part-time as a literary editor in which capacity he has edited numerous anthologies of poetry and prose, including, with Gerard Smyth, the bestselling If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song (the Dublin: One City, One Book designated title for 2014) and, with Eugene O’Connell, The Deep Heart’s Core: Irish Poets Revisit a Touchstone Poems (2017).

Volumes of his poetry have been published in a number of languages, most recently in Portuguese –
o sussurro da cords / the swoosh of the rope (trans. Francisco José Craveiro de Carvalho, edições Eufeme, 2018).

He is a member of Aosdána, Ireland’s affiliation of creative artists.

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Then Again
POEMS (2019)
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A Man Is Only As Good
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Waveforms: Bull Island Haiku
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Pat Boran regularly takes part in literary festivals and other events.

As a creative writing facilitator, he has conducted hundreds of long- and short-term writing workshops throughout Ireland and abroad. He has been Writer-in-Residence with Dublin Corporation, Dublin City University and the Western Education and Libraries Service in Co. Fermanagh, among others.

To enquire about readings, occasional workshops or other events, please see the contact page here.
A writer of great tenderness and lyricism
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