Maurice Riordan’s most recent collection, The Holy Land (Faber, 2007), received the Michael Hartnett Award. Previous collections, A Word from the Loki and Floods, were nominated for the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Award. Other books include Hart Crane, which appeared in Faber’s ‘Poet to Poet’ series.
Born in Lisgoold, Co Cork, he lives in London and teaches at Sheffield Hallam University.