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Paula Meehan

Paula Meehan was born in Dublin where she still lives. Besides six award-winning poetry collections she has also written plays for both adults and children. She has conducted residencies in universities, in prisons, in the wider community, and her poems and plays have been translated into many languages, including Irish.

Recent collections are Dharmakaya and Painting Rain, from Carcanet Press, Manchester and from Wake Forest University Press, North Carolina. Music for Dogs, a collection of award-winning radio plays is available from Dedalus Press, Dublin, who have also reissued Mysteries of the Home, a selection of seminal work from the 1980s and 1990s.

A collection of critical essays on her poetry and plays was published as a special issue by the U.S. journal An Sionnach. It can be accessed here at Project Muse for free:  http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/an_sionnach/

Paula Meehan is currently Ireland Professor of Poetry 2013 - 2016.

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