Seamus Cashman, BEI’s first International Fellow, is an Irish poet. His three collections are: That morning will come: new and selected poems (Salmon Poetry 2007) which includes ‘Secrets’, poem responses to issues of justice in Palestine; Carnival (Monarchline 1988) and Clowns and Acrobats (Wolfhound Press 2000). His latest work is a book length poem, The Sistine Gaze, due in 2014. In addition to readings in Ireland, he has also read his work at London’s Southbank International Poetry Festival, at Bangor’s POETica in Wales, in Brussels, in the US at venues across Iowa, Nebraska & Wisconsin, and recently at Irish & French Embassy events in Saudi Arabia. A successful anthologist for young readers, he co-edited Irish Poems for Young People and commissioned & edited the award winning, Something Beginning with P: new poems from Irish poets (O’Brien Press, 2004). Cashman, now a full time writer and poet who freelances as editor and creative writing facilitator, has taught in Tanzania, was a senior editor with Irish University Press, and in 1974 founded Wolfhound Press, Dublin, where he was publisher for 27 years. From Conna in County Cork, he now lives in Malahide, near Dublin.
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