Greg Delanty

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Greg DelantyGreg Delanty was born in Cork in 1958 and educated at the National University of Ireland, Cork. He became a U.S. citizen in 1994 and was a Green Party candidate in the Vermont state elections in 2004. Publications include American Wake (1985), The Hellbox (1998), The Blind Stitch (2001) and The Ship of Birth (2003). His Collected Poems 1986-2006 was published in 2007. His anthology, Jumping Off Shadows: Selected Contemporary Irish Poetry, edited with Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, came out in 1995, and with Robert Welsh he has edited The Selected Poems of Patrick Galvin (1995). Among the awards he has received are the Patrick Kavanagh Award (1983), the Allen Dowling Poetry Fellowship (1986), and the Austin Clarke Award (1996). His translations of Aristophanes’ The Suits and Euripides’ Orestes both appeared in 1999. He is Artist in Residence at St. Michael’s College, Vermont.

A New Law

Let there be a ban on every holiday.
No ringing in the new year.
No fireworks doodling the warm night air.
No holly on the door. I say
let there be no more.
For many are not here who were here before.



Befitting Emblems of Adversity | April 17, 2007
Symposium II: Theories of Witness, Subjects of Trauma: Writing Violence

Befitting Emblems of Adversity | April 17, 2007
Names and Places: Readings from Frank Ormsby and Greg Delanty