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Best of Irish Poetry 2010
Editor: Matthew Sweeney
Songs of Earth and Light
Barbara Korun poems translated by Theo Dorgan
Done Dating DJs
by Jennifer Minniti-Shippey
Winner, 2008 Fool for Poetry Competition
Richesses: Francophone Songwriter Poets
Edited and translated by Aidan Hayes
Munster Literature Centre
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Patrick Moran was born in Templetuohy, County Tipperary, where he still lives. He works as a post-primary teacher.He has won the Gerard Manley Hopkins Poetry Prize; he has also been a winner at Listowel Writers’ Week and the 2008 Éist Poetry Competition. In 1990, he was shortlisted for the Hennessy/Sunday Tribune Poetry Award.
His poems have appeared widely in the major Irish outlets: Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Times, Cyphers, The Honest Ulsterman, Cork Literary Review, THE SHOp, Irish Pages and The Stinging Fly. His work is featured in anthologies, including the inaugural Forward Book of Poetry (UK), The Stony Thursday Book and The Best of Irish Poetry 2007. Patrick Moran has published two collections of poetry: The Stubble Fields (Dedalus Press 2001) and Green (Salmon Poetry 2008).
Honorary Mention in the 2011 Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition
So much depends, too,
on ripples, traces;
on how you read the signs.
How the canary
emerges from the mine.
Or even a flutter
through the rainforest
in the Himalayas.
©2011 Patrick Moran
Green (including poem & review) on the Salmon Publishing website
Video of Moran reading at the White House, Limerick
Another Moran poem in Southword: 'Confessional'