Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (born 28 November 1942) is an Irish poet and academic born in Cork (city).

Biography[edit]

Ní Chuilleanáin is the daughter of Eilís Dillon and Professor Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin. She was educated at University College Cork and The University of Oxford. She lives in Dublin with her husband Macdara Woods, and they have one son, Niall. She is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin and an emeritus professor of the School of English which she joined in 1966. Her broad academic interests (notably her specialism in Renaissance literature and her interest in translation) are reflected in her poetry. She retired from full-time teaching in 2011. Ní Chuilleanáin is a founder of the literary magazine Cyphers. Her first collection won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 1973. In 2010 The Sun-fish was the winner of the Canadian-based International Griffin Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the Poetry Now Award.

Publications[edit]

Poetry collections[edit]

  • 1972: Acts and Monuments, Dublin: The Gallery Press.[1]
  • 1975: Site of Ambush, Dublin: The Gallery Press.[1]
  • 1977: The Second Voyage, Dublin: The Gallery Press;[1] Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press, 1977, 1991.[2]
  • 1981: The Rose Geranium, Dublin: The Gallery Press.[1]
  • 1986: The Second Voyage, Dublin: The Gallery Press;[1] Newcastle upon Tyne: Bloodaxe Books; Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University Press, 1991.[2]
  • 1989: The Magdalene Sermon, Oldcastle: The Gallery Press (shortlisted for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Award).[3] Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wake Forest University Press, 1991[2]
  • 1994: The Brazen Serpent, Oldcastle: The Gallery Press;[3] Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wake Forest University Press, 1995.[2]
  • 2001: The Girl Who Married the Reindeer, Oldcastle: The Gallery Press;[3] Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wake Forest University Press, 2002.[2]
  • 2008: Selected Poems, Gallery Press, London: Oldcastle and Faber;[3] Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wake Forest University Press, 2009.
  • 2009: The Sun-fish, Gallery Press; Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press, 2010 (winner of the 2010 International Griffin Poetry Prize).

Translations[edit]

  • 1999: The Water Horse: Poems in Irish by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill with Translations into English by Medbh McGuckian and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Oldcastle: The Gallery Press; Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wake Forest University Press, 2003.
  • 2005: Verbale by Michele Ranchetti, translated by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and others, Dublin: Instituto Italiano di Cultura.[3]
  • 2005: After the Raising of Lazarus: Poems Translated from the Romanian by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, poems by Ileana Mălăncioiu, Cork: Southword Editions.[3]
  • 2010: Contributions in The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation, in Greg Delanty, Michael Matto eds., New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
  • 2010: Legend of the Walled Up Wife by Ileana Mălăncioiu, translated from the Romanian by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Oldcastle: The Gallery Press.

In addition to the above, Ní Chuilleanáin's poetry is widely anthologised. A selection of her work is now included in the Leaving Certificate (Ireland), the final state examination for Irish school students.

Selected academic writing[edit]

  • 2013: Translation, Right or Wrong, ed., with Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin and Susana Bayó Belenguer, Dublin: Four Courts Press.
  • 2010: Heresy and Orthodoxy in Early English Literature, 1350-1680, ed., with Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin, Dublin: Four Courts Press.
  • 2009: Translation and Censorship: Patterns of Communication and Interference, ed., with Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin and David Parris, Dublin: Four Courts Press.
  • 2003: The Wilde Legacy, ed., Dublin: Four Courts Press.
  • 2001: As I Was Among Captives: Joseph Campbell's Prison Diary, 1922-23": Cork University Press.

Notes and references[edit]

  • Anne Fogarty ed., Irish University Review: A Journal of Irish Studies. Special Issue: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin Vol. 37, no. 1 (Dublin, 2007).
  • Patricia Boyle Haberstroh, The Female Figure in Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's Poetry, Cork, Cork University Press, 2013.
  1. ^ a b c d e Web page titled "Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin" at The Gallery Press website, accessed May 4, 2008
  2. ^ a b c d e Web page titled "Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin" at Wake Forest University Press website, accessed May 3, 2008
  3. ^ a b c d e f Web page titled "Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin" at Poetry International website, accessed May 3, 2008

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