Tom French (poet)

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Tom French (born 1966 Kilkenny) is an Irish poet.

Life[edit]

He was born in Kilkenny in 1966 and raised across the border in Tipperary. He graduated from National University of Ireland, Galway and the University of Limerick.[1]

He lives with his family close to the coast of County Meath, where he earns his living in the County library service.

He received bursaries in literature from An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council, Ireland in 1999 and 2009. His work has appeared in numerous national and international publications.

Awards[edit]

  • Ted McNulty prize
  • 2002 Forward Poetry Prize Best First Collection
  • 2015 The Dermot Healy International Poetry Prize
  • 2016 Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry

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