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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin - Alumni Achievement Award Winner

28 May 2019

2018 UCC Alumni Achievement Award winner, Professor Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin is a poet and translator from Irish, Italian and Romanian.  Born 1942 in Cork, she is an Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, and currently Ireland Professor of Poetry (2016-2019).  She has published and edited academic articles and books on the literature of the English Renaissance, on translation, and on Irish writing in both Irish and English. She founded the Irish poetry journal Cyphers in 1975, along with three colleagues including her husband Macdara Woods, and still edits it.

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin has published eight collections of poetry over 42 years. Her Selected Poems appeared in 2008 from Faber and Gallery Press. 'The Sun-Fish' was awarded the Canadian Griffin International Prize for poetry in 2010. 'The Boys of Bluehill' was published in 2015 by Gallery Press and Wake Forest University Press.

She has translated poetry from several languages, in particular, 'The Water Horse' from the Irish of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, with Medbh McGuckian, and 'After the Raising of Lazarus' and 'Legend of the Walled-up Wife' from the Romanian of Ileana Mălăncioiu. She recently completed a translation into Irish of a selection of poems by the Sardinian poet Antonella Anedda.

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