Gregory O’Donoghue (1951-2005) was born in Cork and studied in UCC under John Montague and Sean Lucy. His first book, Kicking, was published by the Gallery Press when he was 24 and he was the youngest contributor to The Faber Book of Irish Verse (ed. Montague, 1978). He lived for many years in Ontario, where he married, and taught at Queen’s at Kingston. In 1980 he moved to Lincolnshire where he worked freight trains between South Derbyshire and King’s Cross, Nottingham and Skegness. In 1996 he published an interim collection entitled The Permanent Way with Three Spires Press, followed, in 2001, by his first collection with Dedalus, Making Tracks. In recent years he was co-facilitator of the Thursday workshops of the Munster Literature Centre and editor of the journal Southword. In 2005 Southword Editions published A Visit to the Clockmaker, his translations of the Bulgarian poet Kristin Dimitrova.