O'Sullivan, Seamus

O'Sullivan, Seamus
   He was born James Sullivan Starkey, in Dublin, and spent most of his adult life in the affluent Dublin suburb of Rathgar, where his father, William Starkey (1836-1918), was a doctor. He edited The Dublin Magazine from August 1923 to August 1925 as a monthly and from January 1926 to June 1958 as a quarterly, ceasing publication on O'Sullivan's death. The magazine featured fiction, poetry, drama and reviews; contributors included almost every significant Irish writer of the period, including Samuel Beckett and Patrick Kavanagh (see entries). Some of his poems: "A Blessing on the Cows," "The Convent," "The Half Door," "Lament for Sean MacDermott," "The Sedges," "Splendid and Terrible," "The Starling Lake," "The Trains."
   Sources: A Book of Animal Poems. William Cole, ed. Viking, 1973. An Anthology of Irish Verse: The Poetry of Ireland from Mythological Times to the Present. Padraic Colum, ed. Liveright, 1948. Poems One Line and Longer. William Cole, ed. Grossman, 1973. Reference.com/Encyclopedia/The Dublin Magazine (http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/The_Dublin_Magazine). The Book of a Thousand Poems: A Family Treasury. J. Murray Macbain, ed. Peter Bedrick Books, 1983. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Home Book of Modern Verse. Burton Egbert Stevenson, ed. Henry Holt, 1953. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia).

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