Matthew Sweeney

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Matthew Sweeney (born 1951 Donegal, Ireland) is an Irish poet.

Life[edit]

He graduated from Gormanston College, Polytechnic of North London and University of Freiburg, in 1979.

He had residencies at the University of East Anglia, and South Bank Centre.[1]

He has lived for many years in London.[2]

Awards[edit]

  • 1984 New Statesman Prudence Farmer Award
  • 1987 Cholmondeley Award
  • 1999 Arts Council Writers' Award
  • 2007 T. S. Eliot Prize (shortlist)
  • 2008 Poetry Now Award (shortlist) for his collection, Black Moon.

Works[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Editor[edit]

Criticism[edit]

  • Writing Poetry (Teach Yourself series, with John Hartley Williams). Hodder. 1997. ISBN 978-0-340-86764-8. 

References[edit]

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