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date: 10 May 2021

Kinsella, Thomas free

Born 4 May 1928 m 1955, Eleanor Walsh; one s two d

poet

Career

Entered Irish Civil Service, 1946; resigned from Dept of Finance, 1965. Artist-in-residence, 1965–67, Prof. of English, 1967–70, Southern Illinois Univ.; Prof. of English, Temple Univ., Philadelphia, 1970–90. Elected to Irish Academy of Letters, 1965; Mem., Amer. Acad. of Arts and Scis, 2000. J. S. Guggenheim Meml Fellow, 1968–69, 1971–72; Hon. Sen. Fellow, Sch. of English, University Coll., Dublin, 2003–. Freeman, City of Dublin, 2007. Hon. PhD: NUI, 1984; Turin Univ., 2005. Ulysses Medal, Univ. Coll. Dublin, 2008

Publications

poetry: Poems, 1956; Another September, 1958; Downstream, 1962; Nightwalker and other poems, 1968; Notes from the Land of the Dead, 1972; Butcher’s Dozen, 1972; A Selected Life, 1972; Finistère, 1972; New Poems, 1973; Selected Poems 1956 to 1968, 1973; Vertical Man and The Good Fight, 1973; One, 1974; A Technical Supplement, 1976; Song of the Night and Other Poems, 1978; The Messenger, 1978; Fifteen Dead, 1979; One and Other Poems, 1979; Poems 1956–73, 1980; Peppercanister Poems 1972–78, 1980; One Fond Embrace, 1981; Songs of the Psyche, 1985; Her Vertical Smile, 1985; St Catherine’s Clock, 1987; Out of Ireland, 1987; Blood and Family, 1988; Personal Places, 1990; Poems from Centre City, 1990; Madonna, 1991; Open Court, 1991; From Centre City, 1994; Collected Poems 1956–1994, 1996; The Pen Shop, 1997; The Familiar, 1999; Godhead, 1999; Citizen of the World, 2000; Littlebody, 2000; Collected Poems 1956–2001, 2001; Marginal Economy, 2005; Man of War, 2007; Belief and Unbelief, 2007; Selected Poems, 2007; Fat Master, 2012; Love Joy Peace, 2012; Late Poems, 2013; La Pace della Pienezza: poesie scelte 1956–2006, 2016; translations and general: (trans.) The Táin, 1969; contrib. essay in Davis, Mangan, Ferguson, 1970; (ed) Selected Poems of Austin Clarke, 1976; An Duanaire—Poems of the Dispossessed (trans. Gaelic poetry, 1600–1900), 1981; (ed) Our Musical Heritage: lectures on Irish traditional music by Seán Ó Riada, 1982; (ed, with translations) The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse, 1986; The Dual Tradition: an essay on poetry and politics in Ireland, 1995; Readings in Poetry, 2005; A Dublin Documentary, 2006; Prose Occasions (1951–2006)—collected occasional prose, 2008