Greg Delanty was born in Cork in 1958, and studied at University College Cork. He has lived in the US for the past 30 years, and is a professor of English at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. He has edited or co-edited several anthologies and translations, including Jumping Off Shadows: Selected Contemporary Irish Poetry (with Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, 1995), Selected Poems: Kyriakos Charalambides (2005), The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation (with Michael Matto, 2011), and Apathy Is Out: Selected Poems by Seán Ó Ríordáin (Bloodaxe Books / Cló Iar-Chonnachta, forthcoming in 2021). His own Collected Poems 1986-2006 (Carcanet Press, 2006) draws on seven collections, including Cast in the Fire (1986), Southward (1992), American Wake (1995), The Hellbox (1998), The Blind Stitch (2001), The Ship of Birth (2003), and a new collection, Aceldama. His inventive “translation” of imagined poets, The Greek Anthology, Book XVII (Carcanet Press, 2012), features poets including Kincellas Major, Longlius, Rosanna Daedalus, Clara Kritikos and a certain Heanius. His latest poetry book to appear in the US is Selected Delanty, selected and introduced by Archie Burnett (Un-Gyve Press, 2017). He has received many awards, including a Guggenheim for poetry.
Books by Greg Delanty