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Cork Spring Literary Festival 2011THE CORK SPRING






Pat Boran reading at the 2011 Cork Spring Literary Festival



Reading with Alan Garvey & Ian Wild, Thursday 17th February 7.15pm


Pat Boran was born in Portlaoise, Ireland in 1963 and currently lives in Dublin. He has published four collections of poetry: The Unwound Clock (1990), which won the Patrick Kavanagh Award, Familiar Things (1993), The Shape of Water (1996) and As the Hand, the Glove (2001). His New and Selected Poems appeared from Salt Publishing in 2005. He has published a collection of short stories, Strange Bedfellows (1991), short fiction for children including the Bisto finalist All the Way from China (1999) and non-fiction titles including the writers’ handbook The Portable Creative Writing Workshop (1999/revised and expanded 2005). His memoir The Invisible Prison: Scenes from an Irish Childhood, was published in 2009. Former editor of Poetry Ireland Review he is the presenter of The Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1. A member of Aosdána in 2008 he received the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award. Click here to visit Pat Boran's homepage.


(Extracts of Boran's work available on page 2 of festival brochure.)


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