J A M E S   H A R P U R          


James Harpur has published eight poetry collections, including The Examined Life (2021), winner of the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize, and The White Silhouette (2018), an Irish Times Book of the Year.

Angels and Harvesters (2012) was a PBS Recommendation and shortlisted for the 2013 Irish Times Award; and The Dark Age (2007) won the Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize.

His work has won many awards and bursaries, including the1995 British National Poetry Competition, a Patrick and Katharine Kavanagh Fellowship, and the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize.

His work has appeared in the national press, including The Irish Times, The Spectator, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and The Independent, on national and local radio (including RTÉ Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4), and on public transport. He is a member of Aosdána, the Irish academy of the arts, and lives in West Cork.

For a more extended biography please visit James’s page on the Poetry International website here

For an interview with James in Poetry Ireland Review, which explores his background and his views about myth, spirituality, poetry and other subjects, click here.

An extensive interview with James by the Australian poet Kevin Brophy, was published in the journal Axon, here  

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