Ciaran Carson

Ciaran Carson was born in 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has become one of Northern Ireland’s strongest poetic voices. His books include The New Estate (1976), The Irish for No (1986), Belfast Confetti (1989), and First Language (1994), which was the winner of the T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize for the best book of poetry in all of Britain and Ireland. His books are published by Gallery Press in Ireland and by Wake Forest University Press in the U. S. He is the Traditional Arts Officer for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, a job he has had since 1975. He still lives and works in his native city of Belfast.

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