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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Interesting poems by Aidan Rooney on Mudlark Post 91

Aidan Rooney was born in Monaghan, Ireland in 1965 and educated at Maynooth College, National University of Ireland. Since 1988, he has taught at Thayer Academy and lived in Hingham, Massachusetts. A past winner of the Guinness Literary Award and the NY Yeats Society Competition, he received the Hennessy Literary Award for New Irish Poet in 1997.

His collections, Day Release (2000) and Tightrope (2007), are published by The Gallery Press in Ireland. Widely published in Europe and North America, his work has appeared in various anthologies - Staying Alive (Bloodaxe) and 180 More (Random House) among them - and new poems have appeared recently or are pending in The Rialto, Horizon Review, Salamander, Poetry Ireland Review, The Shop, The Recorder, and Prairie Schooner.

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