Louis de Paor was born in Cork in 1961. His career as a poet began in the late seventies at University College Cork, where he studied for his BA in Irish Language and Literature while publishing poems and reviews in Irish-language journals. He has been involved with the contemporary renaissance in Irish language poetry since 1980 and edited the Irish language poetry journal Innti.
After teaching at universities in Ireland he lived in Australia for ten years from 1987 and worked as a lecturer at the University of Sydney and as presenter and producer of an Irish radio programme in Melbourne.
Louis de Paor now lives in Galway, Ireland, with his wife and five children and is the director of the Centre for Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He won the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award in 2000, the leading American award for Irish poets, the first poet in Gaelic to achieve that distinction.
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