• McGuckian, Medbh

    Medbh McGuckian was born in Belfast in 1950 and studied at Queen’s University, Belfast, with Seamus Heaney.  She was a winner of an Eric Gregory award, and her first collection, The Flower Master (1982) won the Poetry Society’s Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.  Other prizes include the Forward Prize for Best Poem for ‘She is in the Past, She Has This Grace’ and the Bass Ireland Award for Literature.


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