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Liam O’Muirthile

September — December 2003

Liam omuirthile 2003

As part of the group associated with the literary magazine ‘Innti’, Liam O’ Muirthile’s poetry has developed with Irish language chosen as its creative medium. As part of the generation that sought to fuse contemporary culture with the traditions of Irish culture and language, the poet works to extend the modern breadth of the Irish poetic. His collections include Tine Chnamh and Walking Time agus Danta Eile; he has also written the novel Ar Bhruach na Laoi (1995) and two stage plays Fear an Tae and Liodan na hAbhann. He writes a weekly column with The Irish Times. His work has earned him the Irish-American Cultural Institutes Literary Award, Oireachtas Prize for Poetry and the Butler Award. Having studied French Literature, he has translated works from Apollinaire, Villon, Prévert, and Anne Hébert. He is a member of Aosdána.