Raised partly in Ranelagh and partly in Mayo, Paul Durcan published his first collection of poetry in 1975 and has been writing to critical acclaim ever since. He has been awarded both the Patrick Kavanagh Award and the 1990 Whitbread Prize (for his collection Daddy, Daddy). Many of his poems are set in Dublin and engage with current politics and society, sometimes to comic effect. But in addition to being a public poet, commenting on social institutions and mores, Durcan has also written a body of poetry dealing with more personal issues, and is a master of the lyrical as well as the satirical voice.
Browse a list of titles by Paul Durcan in the library catalogue.