Welcome to EAMONN LYNSKEY’S poetry and reading blog.
Look in my ‘Recent Posts’ for a short account of the pre-launch of the Clifden Writers’ magazine Skylight47 on September 15 2016 and some words of praise for the work of Australian poet Robyn Rowland who did the honours for the occasion.
Eamonn Lynskey was born in Dublin in 1948. In early life he worked in various office jobs, and later as a teacher and Adult Education Organiser. His poetry has been published widely since it first appeared in the 1980s in the Irish Press ‘New Irish Writing’ page edited by David Marcus. Publications in which his work has appeared include Poetry Ireland Review, Cyphers, SHOp, The Stinging Fly, The Stony Thursday Book, Crannog, and The Irish Times.
His first collection, ‘Dispatches & Recollections’, was published by Lapwing (Belfast) in 1998 and his second ‘And Suddenly the Sun Again’ by Seven Towers (Dublin) in 2010 [ISBN 978 0 9562033 6 6]. He was nominated for Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and was a finalist in the Strokestown International Poetry Competition. In May 2011 he was granted a two-week stay at the Heinrich Boll Cottage writer’s retreat in Achill. He holds an M.Phil in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. He took part in a reading organised in association with the University of London’s Human Rights consortium and the Keats House Poets at the Stanza Festival in St Andrews in Scotland in March 2014.
‘And Suddenly the Sun Again’ is available from the author (€10 incl. P&P) at email@example.com] and from Amazon. Eamonn reads his work regularly at the Sunflower Sessions in Nealon’s Pub in Capel Street in Dublin (7.30 pm, every last Wednesday of the month).