Martin Dyar (IR)
Martin Dyar’s poetry collection Maiden Names (Arlen House, 2013), described by the poet Bernard O’Donoghue as ‘a thrilling new development in Irish poetry’, was shortlisted for both the Pigott Poetry Prize and the Shine/Strong Award. Martin won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2009, and the Strokestown International Poetry Award in 2001. A graduate of NUI Galway, and Trinity College Dublin, where he did a PhD in English literature, he has been a writing fellow at the University of Iowa, and the recipient of two Irish Arts Council Bursary Awards for literature. His poetry has been included in the anthologies Windharp: Poems of Ireland Since 1916 (Penguin); and Everything to Play For: Ninety-nine Poems About Sport (Poetry Ireland). He is currently writer in residence at the Washington Ireland Programme.