Andrew Wyeth


1978- ; b. Sussex (England); settled in West Cork, 2000; a CD of Desmond O’Grady reading his poems as The Wandering Celt (2002); also dir. A Life in the Day of Desmond O’Grady (Cork Internat. Film Fest. 2004), and Soundeye International Poetry Festival (2005), films; winner of Fish International Poetry Competition, 2009, and runner-up of Arvon International Poetry Competition, 2006; featured in Agenda, 2008 and 2010; issued début collection Silent Music (2011), highly commended by Forward Poetry Prize committtee; a first play Hang Up, produced by Broken Crow at numerous festivals incl. Galway Th. Fest.;

Hang Up adapted for the screen and dir. by Enrique Carnicero (Cork International Film Festival 2014); with Paula McGlinchey, writes Poetry Sessions (2013), a full-length commissioned play covering all the poets on the Irish Leaving Cert. - toured successfully in Ireland; another play, Lifedeath, with Broken Crow, premiered at Triskel Arts Centre (Dec. 2013); also played at UCC Theatre Festival and Engage Arts Festival (Bandon 2014); he has also written criticism in The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic Mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry (Salmon in 2013), being close readings of 16 poems.

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  • Silent Music (2011)
  • Hang Up, (q.d.; filmed 1014);
  • Poetry Sessions (2013) [featuring poets on the Irish Leaving Cert.]
  • Lifedeath (2013).
  • The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic Mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry(Galway: Salmon 2013)

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Paula Meehan, ‘This book connects us back to a Celtic dreamtime through mythology, which is, no more, no less than the poetry of the ancestors. It reaffirms the vestigial and, paradoxically, central role of ancestral thought in contemporary Irish poetry.’ (q. source; quoted on Headstuff - online [19.06.2015.].)

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