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Maurice Riordan

posted 11 Dec 2013 13:25 by Anthony Wright   [ updated 4 Feb 2014 10:46 ]
Saturday 25th January 2014, 7.30pm.  
Maurice Riordan’s first collection A Word from the Loki (1995) was a Poetry Book Society Choice and was shortlisted for TS Eliot Prize. His second collection Floods (2000) was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize. His third collection Holy Land won the Michael Hartnett Award and was Book of the Year in both the Sunday Times and Irish Times. His most recent collection, The Water Stealer is shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Maurice is a prolific editor and his anthologies include Poems about Science (2000), a collaboration with Jon Turney, an anthology of ecological poems Wild Reckoning (2004) edited with John Burnside, and Dark Matter (2008) edited with astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell. He is currently editor of Poetry Review.