Thomas Kinsella

Thomas Kinsella was born in Inchicore, Ireland, on May 4, 1928, and attended University College Dublin. He went on to work for the Civil Service after that. Kinsella, often regarded as the most experimental of contemporary Irish poets, is credited with introducing worldwide modernist approaches to Irish verse. His first collection, The Starlight Eye (1952), was published by Dolmen Press, and he assisted with the typesetting. He has also translated a number of works into Irish, including the Old Irish epic An Tain Bo Cuailgne, which was released as An Tain (1969) and An DuanairePoems of the Dispossessed (1981).

He established the Peppercanister Press in 1972 to publish Butcher's Dozen, a pamphlet poem created in response to the British government's findings on the Bloody Sunday events in Northern Ireland. Poems (1956), Another September (1958), Downstream (1962), Butcher's Dozen (1972), Fifteen Dead (1979), The Good Fight (1973), Nightwalker and Other Poems (1968), Letters Read More chevron_right