Thomas McCarthy

Spokes show

Summary: <blockquote> <strong>Thomas McCarthy</strong> was born in Cappoquin, Co. Waterford in 1954 and was educated locally and at University College Cork. He is a member of <em>Aosdana</em>, the elected Assembly of artists and writers in Ireland. He has published nine collections of poetry including his most recent collection ‘Prophecy’ which was published by Carcanet Press in 2019. He has also published two novels and two works of non-fiction. He is a multi-award winning poet and his awards include the Patrick Kavanagh Award and the O’Shaughnessy Prize for Poetry.</blockquote><blockquote>He worked for many years at Cork City Libraries, retiring in 2014 to write fulltime. He also worked for a time as a Professor of English at Macalester College, Minnesota, is a former Editor of <em>Poetry Ireland Review</em> and <em>The Cork Review</em> and has conducted many poetry workshops including at the Arvon Foundation and at the Molly Keane House (Ardmore, Co. Waterford). His work has been translated into several languages and he has had poems in more than thirty anthologies of Irish poetry. McCarthy lives in Cork with his wife, Catherine. They have two adult children, Kate-Inez and Neil.</blockquote><blockquote> <strong>Jazzabel</strong> features Jane O’Brien Moran (vocals) with her brother Jimmy O’Brien Moran on alto sax and with Orm Kenny on jazz guitar.</blockquote><br><hr><p style="color:grey;font-size:0.75em;"> See <a style="color:grey;" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href=""></a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>