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Born 1949 in postcolonial Ireland. Poet, tankaist, haikuist, novelist, essayist, playwright, author/translator of over 180 books, mostly in Irish (Gaelic). Member Aosdána (Irish academy of arts & letters).  Lineage Holder of Celtic Buddhism, Former Chairman Poetry Ireland/Éigse Éireann. Taught haiku at the Schule für Dichtung (Poetry Academy), Vienna, and Hyderabad Literary Festival. Prolific translator into Irish of international poetry (among others Ko Un, Seamus Heaney, K. Satchidanandan, Rabindranath Tagore, Muhammad Iqbal, Hilde Domin, Peter Huchel etc.), plays (Beckett, Frisch, Yeats) songs (Bob Dylan, Kate Bush, The Pogues, Leonard Cohen, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen etc. His Irish-language singable versions of Lieder and art songs may be enjoyed at:

Recent haiku-related titles include Emptiness with American photographer Ron Rosenstock (Long Exposure Press), Rare Times with Dublin photographer Jason Symes (Kindle), a book of ekphrastic haiku in response to the controversial collages of Karl Waldmann, Judgement Day (The Onslaught Press), haiku in response to a photograph of the Very Rev. Chögyam Trungpa dressed in Highland regalia, Antlered Stag of Dawn (The Onslaught Press), a book of haiku-awakening for young readers, Haiku, más é do thoil é (An Gúm), a version in English of that title Fluttering their way into my head (Evertype) and haiku in response to a musical score by Ross McKessock Orpheus in the Underpass (The Onslaught Press).





国際的な詩人(Ko Un、Seamus Heaney、K. Satchidanandan、Rabindranath Tagore、Muhammad Iqbal、Hilde Domin、Peter Huchelなど)、劇作家(ベケット、フリッシュ、イェーツ)、歌手(ボブ・ディラン、ケイト・ブッシュ、ジョーイ・ミッチェル、デヴィッド・ボウイ、ブルース・スプリングスティーン)等。


ー『虚空』”Emptiness”(アメリカの写真家ロン・ローゼンストック共著)  Long Exposure 社

ー『稀な時代』”The Rare Times” (ダブリン出身の写真家ジェイソン・シムーズ共著)アマゾンキンドル版

ー『最期の日』”Judgement Day”(カール・ウォルドマン共著)コラージュ本 Onslaught 社

他に、ハイランドレガリアを着たチョギャム・トランパ師の写真から”Antlered Stag of Dawn” (Onslaught社) 、若者向け句集” más é do thoil é (An Gúm)”(英語名:”Fluttering their way into my head(Evertype)”、ロス・マッケスク・オルフェウスの楽譜から”Underpass”(Onslaught社)などの作品がある。