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Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer whose books explore birth, death, desire, and domesticity.  Awards for her writing include the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Michael Hartnett Prize, and a Seamus Heaney Fellowship. She frequently participates in cross-disciplinary collaborations, fusing poetry with film, dance, music, and visual art. Recent/forthcoming commissions include work for The Poetry Society (Britain), RTÉ Radio 1, University College Cork, and The Arts Council/Crash Ensemble. She writes "with tenderness and unflinching curiosity” (Poetry Magazine, Chicago)

email:   contactdoireann@gmail.com

"There is a fearlessness in Ní Ghríofa’s work: in the subjects she turns her keen gaze on, but also in the very music she lets play in the lines. A deep intelligence informs the strategies and approaches in the poems, and a generosity of spirit and openheartedness are signal qualities." - Paula Meehan

"[Ní Ghríofa] achieves the feat of making us look again at the usual and illuminating its pulsating strangeness. She is a brilliant addition to the distinguished succession of bilingual poets writing in Irish and English." - Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Ireland Professor of Poetry


Is file í Doireann Ní Ghríofa a scríobhann as Gaeilge agus as Béarla araon. I measc na nduaiseanna atá bronnta uirthi tá Sparánacht Ollamh Filíochta na hÉireann, Gradam Filíochta Mhichíl Uí Airtnéide agus duais liteartha Wigtown (duais náisiúnta filíochta na hAlban).Tá filíocht léi foilsithe i réimse leathan irisí in Éirinn agus go hidirnáisiúnta agus is minic go mbíonn obair léi le cloisteáil ar an raidió. 

photo of irish writer doireann ni ghriofa by bríd o'donovan Photo by Bríd O'Donovan,