Michael Davitt 
Author

Poemas

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Übersetzung

Ó mo Bheirt Phailistíneach irlandês

Urnaí Maidne irlandês

Do Phound, ó Dhia irlandês

Turas irlandês

Deora do Mheiriceá irlandês

An Fuacht irlandês

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Oilithrigh irlandês

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An Díbeartach irlandês

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Tráthnóna Fliuch Domhnaigh irlandês

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Glaoch irlandês

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Michael Davitt 
Author

* 20.04.1950, Cork, Irlanda
19.06.2005, Sligo, Irlanda

Michael Davitt was born in Cork in 1950 as son of an English mother and an Irish father neither of whom had any knowledge of Irish.

He developed a creative relationship with the language already in his early years at Primary school. He studied Celtic languages at University College Cork where he met his fellow poets Gabriel Rosenstock and Nuala Ní Dhomnhnaill. This group, called the Innti group after the magazine which Davitt edited until 1996 created a new vibrant movement in Irish poetry which was, at once, avant garde and rooted in Gaelic tradition. He has dedicated his working life to the regeneration of the language as a creative force at a time when the historic Gaeltacht has been in decline.

He worked as a reporter and presenter for the Irish radio station RTÉ.

In 1982 he published his first collection of poetry Gleann ar Gleann, shortly followed by the poetry collection Bligeard Bráide in 1983. His poetry has been deeply influenced by the Beat generation and by popular culture. Davitt’s poems show his favour for highly risky innovations with language and form. His poems have a wide-awake conscience that holds a mirror to contemporary Irish society. His poem Deora do Mheiriceá (Tears for America) is a response to September 11th. Davitt’s work has been described by fellow poet Louis de Paor as “a saluatary shock to the system”. His latest poetry collection Fardoras was awarded the Oireachtas Prize for Poetry.

All in all he has published six volumes of poetry. A selection of his poems Dánta 1966-1998 will appear later this year along with a collection of new poems.

Publicações
  • Gleann ar Gleann

    1982

  • Bligeard Bráide

    Dublin: Coiscéim, 1983

  • Selected Poems

    Dublin: Raven Arts Press, 1987

  • An Tost A Scagadh

    Dublin: Coiscéim, 1993

  • Fardoras

    Dublin: Cló Iarchonnachta, 1998

  • Scuais

    Dublin: Cló Iarchonnachta, 1998

  • Seimeing Soir

    Dublin: Coiscéim, 2004

Prêmios
  • 1994 Butler Prize of the Irish-American Cultural Institute