Joyce, Trevor

Joyce, Trevor
(1947- )
   Irish poet born in Dublin, he has lived in Cork since 1984. He read philosophy and English at University College, Dublin, and mathematical sciences at University College, Cork. In 1966 he co-founded New Writers' Press (NWP) in Dublin with Michael Smith, and was founding editor of NWP's journal, The Lace Curtain. In 1983 he visited the People's Republic of China as a poet at the invitation of the Chinese government. He has lectured and given public readings throughout Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S.A. He was the founder of the Cork International Poetry Festival in 1997 and its director since then. He is a member of Aosdána, the Irish affiliation of artists. Since January 2000 he has been a fulltime writer. Some of his publications: Sole Glum Trek, 1967. Watches, 1969. Pentahedron, 1972. The Poems of Sweeny Peregrine, 1976. Stone Floods, 1995. Syzyg y, 1998. Without Asylum, 1999. With the First Dream of Fire They Hunt the Cold: A Body of Work 1966-2000, 2001. Some of his poems: "Chimaera," "Cold Course," "Cry Help," "Parallax," "The Drift," "The Net," "The Turlough," "Tohu-bohu."
   Sources: Antholog y of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry. Keith Tuma, ed. Oxford University Press, 2001. Biography of Trevor Joyce ( Sound Eye (, Trevortjac/Poets/Randolph_Healy/randolph_healy.htm). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (

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