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Enda Wyley. Photo Matt Kavanagh.

Enda Wyley

Enda Wyley is poet and children’s author. She was born in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin 1966. She has published five collections of poetry. Borrowed Space, New and Selected Poems , (2014), To Wake to This, (2009 ), Poems for Breakfast, ( 2004 ), Socrates in the Garden, ( 1998) and Eating Baby Jesus, ( 1993 ). Her poetry has been widely broadcast, translated and anthologised including in The Harvard Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry, USA (2010) and The Wake Forest Book of Irish Women Poets, USA (2011) Femmes d'Irlande en Poésie, 1973-2013, ed Clíona Ní Ríordáin, Paris and Lines of Vision, The National Gallery of Ireland, 2014. She holds a B.Ed with a distinction in English Literature, was the recipient of an M.A in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, was the inaugural winner of the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize and has received many Arts Council Literature Bursaries for her writing. In 2014 she was the recipient of a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship for her poetry. In recent years she has been Poet- at -Work in the Coombe Maternity Hospital, Dublin and Writer in Residence at The Marino Institute of Education, Dublin. Enda Wyley’s books for children from O'Brien Press are Boo and Bear and The Silver Notebook. Her book I Won’t Go to China! was awarded a Reading Association of Ireland Special Merit Award 2011. She lives in Dublin. Enda Wyley was elected to Aosdána in March 2015.

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