Acknowledgements are due to the editors of the following magazines and periodicals where some of my poems or versions of them have been published, sometimes under pseudonym: Alternative Arts & Literature Magazine, Cork Literary Review, Cyphers, Envoi, Gobbet, Oral, Orbis, Pharos, Poetry Ireland News, Poetry Ireland Review, Poet’s Voice, Psychopoetica, The North, The SHOp, The Stinging Fly, Southword, Starline, and The Stony Thursday Book.
I acknowledge with thanks the financial assistance of the Listowel Writers’ Week Committee, the Ireland Funds, Cork City Enterprise Board and The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon towards the publication of my books.
Thanks to Ton van Steenbergen for permission to use his painting Masker on the cover of The Shoreline of Falling, and to Galerie Vieleers in Amsterdam for their kind assistance in this matter, and also to the Estate of Daniel O’Neill, The National Gallery of Ireland and DACS for permission to use Daniel O’Neill’s Scarecrows at Newtownards on the cover of The Green Crown.
Grateful acknowledgement of Maire Bradshaw of Bradshaw Books, my excellent former publisher, and wishing her a happy retirement.
Special thanks to Alice Notley and the late Douglas Oliver and the others involved with the workshop they ran at the British Institute in Paris in the 1990s, and to Sheila O’Hagan and the other members of the Stephen’s Green workshop in Dublin, now at the Irish Writer’s Centre.
My gratitude also to Moving Parts Theatre Group in Paris for their generous public readings of my plays. Dario Costa as Christian / Peter and Robert, Carey Downer as Olga, Stephanie Campion as Mrs Quintin and Berenice, Jane Rony as Kelly and Jenny, Joseph Marshall as Mackie and Mike Dineen as Caretaker and Twilight in The Numberless House (February 2012 in the cellar of Carr’s Pub). Dario Costa as Peter, James Joint as Sam, Stephanie Campion as Mary, and Damian Corcoran as Jimmy in Tenebrae (February 2013 at Carr’s Pub). Special thanks to Steph for her direction and organisation, and her patience with me.
My thanks to Arts and Disability Ireland and The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon for a mentoring bursary 2015 / 16 to support my transition from poetry to playwriting and the specific development of my play The Spider’s House, and also for a New Work Award 2016 / 17 to support the writing of a new play, Ob Gob. My thanks too to Project Arts Centre and Rough Magic for their supports for the development of Ob Gob, and most especially my theatre mentor: director and dramaturge Sophie Motley. My gratitude also to actors Shane O’Reilly and Mark Doherty as Paulsa and Silas respectively for the Dublin reading of The Spider’s House.
Many thanks to the Abbey Theatre for the use of the Peacock stage for the July 2017 reading of Ob Gob to invited theatre professionals. Special thanks to director and dramaturg Sarah Baxter, and to actors Ruth Lehane as Yulia, Áine Ní Laoghaire as Neon, Cara Christie as Caoimhe, and Stephane Dufresne as Ob Gob. Also to Helen McGinty for design and Joanna Crawley for production.
Audio recordings taken from readings given for The Irish Writer’s Centre, Poetry Ireland in association with Bradshaw Books, Listowel Writer’s Week, Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, and Ó Bhéal in Cork. My thanks to all concerned for their generosity and support.
And last, but definitely not least, my thanks to Peter FitzGerald for creating this wonderful website.