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Leontia Flynn

Writing poetry, sometimes writing about poetry, very occasionally just writing

Born in Northern Ireland. Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

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English

About

Leontia Flynn has published three poetry collections with Jonathan Cape and has received the Forward Prize for best first collection, The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, The Lawrence O'Shaughnessy award for Irish poetry and the AWB Vincent American Ireland Fund literary award. She was associated with the underground Belfast magazine The Vacuum from 2004- 2012, published a self-conscious/feminist book about the poetry of Medbh McGuckian in 2014, and is writer in residence at the Bloomsbury Hotel. She was born in 1974, and lives in Belfast where she's a lecturer at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry. 


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