Peter Sirr lives in Dublin where he works as a freelance writer and translator. He teaches a course in literary translation for the Translation Centre in Trinity College, Dublin. His most recent collection of poems is The Gravity WaveSway, versions of poems from the troubadour tradition, was published by Gallery Press in 2016.  The Rooms was published by Gallery in 2014 and shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and the Pigott Poetry Prize.  The Thing Is, published by Gallery Press in 2009, was awarded the Michael Hartnett Prize in 2011. The Gallery Press has also published Marginal Zones (1984), Talk, Talk (1987), Ways of Falling (1991), The Ledger of Fruitful Exchange (1995), Bring Everything (2000), Selected Poems and Nonetheless (both 2004). A novel for children, Black Wreath, was published by O’Brien Press in 2014. RTE has broadcast several of his radio dramas. He is a member of Aosdána and is married to the poet Enda Wyley. 

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The Gravity Wave is the latest book (click the cover for The Gallery Press book page). It was published in September 2019 and was an Autumn Recommendation of the Poetry Book Society.

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