Gerard Smyth was born in Dublin in 1951. His first two books were published by the New Writers Press when he was eighteen years old. His main collections are World Without End; Loss and Gain; Painting the Pink Roses Black; Daytime Sleeper; A New Tenancy; and The Mirror Tent. His selected poems will be published in 2009. For most of his professional career he has worked as a journalist with The Irish Times where he is now the Managing Editor. He lives in Dublin.
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