Ciaran Carson has retired as director of the Seamus Heaney Centre, but is still attached to it part-time, moderating the Belfast Writers’ Group and a postgraduate poetry workshop. He has published some two dozen books of poetry, prose and translation, most recently From Elsewhere, translations from the work of the French poet Jean Follain, paired with poems inspired by the translations (Gallery Press 2014). His work has won many prizes including the T. S. Eliot Award and the Forward Prize. He is a member of Aosdána, the affiliation of Irish artists, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
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