John F Deane
John F. Deane was born on Achill Island off the west coast of Ireland. He is founder of Poetry Ireland, Ireland’s national poetry society, and its journal The Poetry Ireland Review. He has published many collections of poetry, including “Snow Falling on Chestnut Hill”: New & Selected poems, Carcanet 2012; most recently “Semibreve”, Carcanet 2015, and a ‘poetry and faith memoir’, “Give Dust a Tongue”, Columba Press 2015. A new collection “Dear Pilgrims” appears from Carcanet in 2018. In 2016 Deane was the Teilhard de Chardin Fellow in Catholic Studies in Loyola University, Chicago and taught a course in poetry.
John’s latest book, Dear Pilgrims (Carcanet) will be launched on Saturday.