McGuckian, Medbh

Medbh McGuckian is the current Creative Writing Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in Belfast. The Book of the Angel (Gallery, 2004), her fifteenth collection of poetry, was shortlisted for the Irish Times Literary Award and celebrates the passing of the late Gregory Peck. Her next book will concentrate on the experience or nonexperience of Irish women. Her awards include The Cheltenham Award, The Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize and the Bass Ireland Award of Literature in 1991. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]