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Since the publication of his first book in 1967, Paul Durcan has made satirical, celebratory and extraordinarily moving poetry out of his country's fortunes and misfortunes. His readings are legendary and each new collection, from his collaboration with Brain Lynch, Endsville (1967) to Daddy, Daddy (winner of the 1990 Whitbread Poetry Award), Crazy about Women (1991) and G ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Penguin Books (first published April 22nd 1993)
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I won this book back in 2000 as part of a poetry competition in school. I've never really fully delved into this book, but I do enjoy the poetry of Paul Durcan.
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Durcan was educated at University College, Cork, where he studied archaeology and medieval history. He lives in Dublin.

Awards:
1974: Patrick Kavanagh Award
1989: Irish American Cultural Institute Poetry Award
1990: Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Poetry (shortlist) for Daddy, Daddy
1990; Whitbread Poetry Award for Daddy, Daddy
1995: Heinemann Award (joint winner)

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