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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin was born in Cork in 1942. She is a poet and Professor Emeritus with English in Trinity College Dublin; having taught there since 1966, she retired in 2011 and still gives lectures from time to time. She was elected Irish Professor of Poetry for 2016–2019.

She founded the literary magazine Cyphers, along with Leland Bardwell, Macdara Woods and Pearse Hutchinson. She translates Italian, Romanian and Irish poetry. She was awarded the International Griffin Poetry Prize in 2010 for her collection The sun-fish. She has published ten books of poetry, the latest of which is The boys of Bluehill. She is married to Macdara Woods and they have two grandsons.

Updated June 2017


The boys of Bluehill (The Gallery Press, 2015); (Wake Forest University Press, 2015)

The sun-fish (The Gallery Press, 2009); (Wake Forest University Press, 2010)

Selected poems (The Gallery Press, Faber and Faber, 2008); (Wake Forest University Press, 2009)

The girl who married the reindeer (The Gallery Press, 2001).

The brazen serpent (The Gallery Press, 1994); (Wake Forest University Press, 1995)

The magdalene sermon (The Gallery Press, 1989)

The second voyage (The Gallery Press, 1986); (Wake Forest University Press, 1991)

Site of ambush (The Gallery Press, 1975).

Acts and monuments (The Gallery Press, 1972).



Legend of the walled up wife by Ileana Mălăncioiu, translated from Romanian (The Gallery Press, 2010)

Contributions to The word exchange: Anglo-Saxon poems in translation (W. W. Norton & Company, 2010)

After the raising of Lazarus le Ileana Mălăncioiu, translated from Romanian (Southword Editions, 2005)

Contributions to Verbale le Michele Ranchetti, translated from Italian (Instituto Italiano di Cultura Dublin, 2005)

Contributions to The water horse by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, translated from Irish (The Gallery Press, 1999); (Wake Forest University Press, 2003)

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