Ciaran Berry

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Ciaran Berry
Alma materNew York University

Ciaran Berry (born 1971 Dublin) is an Irish-American poet.


He grew up in Carna, County Galway and Falcarragh, County Donegal.[1][2]

He graduated from New York University, a New York Times Fellow. He teaches at Trinity College, Hartford.[3]

His work appeared in Gulf Coast,[4] AGNI,[5] Crazyhorse,[6] The Missouri Review,[7] The Threepenny Review,[8] Gettysburg Review,[9] Green Mountains Review,[10] Ontario Review,[11] and Notre Dame Review.





  • Berry, Ciaran (2008). The sphere of birds. Southern Illinois University Press. ISBN 9780809328383. OCLC 836596491.
  • — (2013). The dead zoo. The Gallery Press. ISBN 9781852355692. OCLC 864085140.

List of poems[edit]

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected
Electrocuting an elephant
  • Berry, Ciaran (2008). The sphere of birds. Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Wright, Charles, ed. (2008). The best American Poetry 2008. Scribner.
  • Poem of the Week - Jan 25, 2009

Critical studies and reviews of Berry's work[edit]

  • Cooke, Belinda (Jun–Jul 2014). "Nasty, brutish and short". The London Magazine: 99–104. Review of The dead zoo.


  1. ^ "The Strong Reading and Award for Best First Collection" (PDF). Poetry Now. Retrieved 2009-07-23.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Ciaran Berry - Bio". Poem of the Week. 2009-01-25. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2009-11-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Ciaran Berry. "Sideshow". Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. Retrieved 2012-06-27.
  5. ^ "Author Ciaran Berry". AGNI Magazine. 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  6. ^ Clayton McCauley. "Crazyhorse Number 71". Archived from the original on 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  7. ^ "The Missouri Review - A Beard of Bees". Project MUSE. Winter 2005. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  8. ^ "Threepenny: Issue 101". The Threepenny Review. Spring 2005. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  9. ^ "Winter 2002 | the gettysburg review". The Gettysburg Review. Winter 2002. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  10. ^ "Vol. XVIII, No. 1". Green Mountains Review. Archived from the original on 2009-08-19. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2009-07-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Flood, Alison (2008-11-08). "Sphere of Birds wins Jerwood Aldeburgh prize: Ciaran Berry's debut collection takes £3,000 award". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  13. ^ "Donegal poet takes US literary prize". Donegal Democrat. 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2012-11-12.

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