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Doireann Ní Ghríofa


Doireann Ní Ghríofa (born in Galway, 1981) is an award-winning bilingual writer, whose poems and prose have appeared in Poetry, The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, The Irish Examiner and elsewhere. Her writing is frequently broadcast on RTE Radio One. Paula Meehan awarded her the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary 2014-2015 and she has also been awarded The Wigtown Award for Gaelic Poetry in translation. Her poems have been shortlisted for many other prizes including the Venture Award (UK), the Strokestown Poetry Prize, the Jonathan Swift Award and three of her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (USA). Her publications include the Irish language collections Résheoid and Dúlasair (both published by Coiscéim), the pamphlet A Hummingbird, your Heart (Smithereens Press) and Clasp (Dedalus Press) whose "poems excel in their consideration of motherhood" — Poetry (Chicago) "There is a fearlessness in Ní Ghríofa’s work: in the subjects she turns her keen gaze on, but also in the very music she lets play in the lines. A deep intelligence informs the strategies and approaches in the poems, and a generosity of spirit and openheartedness are signal qualities" — Paula Meehan, Ireland Professor of Poetry

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