- Pat McGuigan
Poet Harry Clifton was born in Dublin in 1952, and educated at Blackrock College and University College, Dublin.
He is the author of several poetry collections, including Comparative Lives (1982); Night Train through the Brenner (1996); The Desert Route: Selected Poems 1973-1988, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation; and Secular Eden: Paris Notebooks, 1994-2004, winner of the 2007 Irish Times/Poetry Now Award. He has also written a chronicle of his year in the Abruzzo Mountains, On the Spine of Italy (1999); and a collection of short stories, Berkeley's Telephone and Other Fictions (2000).
He was International Fellow at the University of Iowa, and has lived in Africa, Asia and Europe. He is a member of Aosdana, and now lives in Dublin where he teaches at University College.