J A M E S   H A R P U R          


James Harpur has had six poetry collections published by Carcanet and Anvil Press, including his latest, 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.

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