Vincent Woods

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Vincent Woods
Born1960 (age 62–63)
Alma materCollege of Commerce, Rathmines(DIT)
EmployerRaidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
Known forThe Arts Show

Vincent Woods (born 1960) is an Irish poet and playwright.

His life[edit]

Woods was born in County Leitrim. He studied Journalism in the College of Commerce, Rathmines. Woods lived in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia and worked as a journalist with Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), hosting The Arts Show on RTÉ Radio 1 until 1989, and then Arts Tonight.[1][2] Woods' radio play, The Leitrim Hotel, won the P. J. O'Connor award for radio drama, and he also won The Stewart Parker Award for Drama in 1993.

His works[edit]

His poetry collections include Lives and Miracles[3] and The Colour of Language. Woods is a member of Aosdána.[4][5] His playwriting credits include A Cry from Heaven,[6] At the Black Pig's Dyke, John Hughdy and Tom John, and Song of the Yellow Bittern.[7][8]

He wrote songs for Irish singer Mary McPartlan for her album Petticoat Loose. The songs are "Sanctuary", "Kiss the Moon" and "Petticoat Loose."


  1. ^ "Vincent Woods". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  2. ^ Falvey, Deirdre (22 August 2009). "Arts on RTÉ Radio: win some, lose some". The Irish Times. Dublin. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  3. ^ Lives and Miracles by Vincent Woods Drawings by Charles Cullen :: Syracuse University Press
  4. ^ "Vincent Woods". Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  5. ^ Kennys: Woods Vincent, The Colour of Language, Poet & Playwright, Leitrim Writer - Kennys Irish Bookshop, Galway, Ireland
  6. ^ "A Cry from Heaven - Vincent Woods". Archived from the original on 21 March 2007. Retrieved 30 January 2007.
  7. ^ "Vincent Woods". Archived from the original on 11 May 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  8. ^ "Woods, Vincent". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2022.

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