Born Cork, 1942.
Teacher, poet and literary magazine editor. Educated at University College Cork and Oxford. A poet of high repute, Ní Chuilleanáin won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Acts and Monuments in 1973, was nominated for the European Literature Prize in 1992 and received the O’Shaughnessy Prize for Poetry in 1992.
The author of eight full collections, Acts and Monuments (Dublin,The Gallery Press, 1972); Site of Ambush (The Gallery Press, 1975); Cork (The Gallery Press, 1977); The Second Voyage (The Gallery Press, 1977); The Rose Geranium (The Gallery Press, 1981); The Magdalene Sermon (Dublin, The Gallery Press, 1989), selected by the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Book Prize committee as one of the year’s best books; The Brazen Serpent (The Gallery Press, 1994); and The Girl Who Married the Reindeer (The Gallery Press, 2001), Ní Chuilleanáin has also found wide publication in journals both at home and abroad. She currently resides in Dublin
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