Краткая биография, библиография Катрины O’Рэйли (на английском языке), фотография поэтессы, обложки изданий

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Caitriona O`Reilly grew up in Wicklow and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where she studied literature and arcaheology. Her first collection The Nowhere Birds, which appeared from Bloodaxe Books in 2001, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Her second full collection, The Sea Cabinet, was published in 2006 and is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. 

Books I love
An old favourite
‘Marianne Moore’s Collected Poems: it took me a long time to figure out what Moore was on about and even now I’m never entirely sure, but she’s a remarkable writer for her combination of moral seriousness, playfulness and eccentricity, a real American original as Emily Dickinson was.’
A new favourite
‘Vona Groarke’s Juniper Street (Gallery Books, 2006).’
A current interest
‘Picasso, after seeing the major exhibitions in Madrid held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the return of ‘Guernica’ to Spain. I was reading Patrick O’Brian’s strange biography of the painter at the time, which is good on the work but otherwise an exercise in biographical nose-holding and very severe, in an unpleasantly complicit way, on the various unfortunate women and children strewn in the sacred monster’s wake.’

Caitriona O`Reilly, October 2006