Derek Mahon was born in Belfast in 1941. He is the author of more than 20 poetry collections, including Harbour Lights (2006) and Life on Earth (2008), both honored with Irish Times Poetry Now Awards; the latter was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. Mahon is the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Ireland Fund Literary Award, the Arts Council Bursary, and the Eric Gregory Award. He lives in Cork, Ireland.
Audio Recordings with Derek Mahon
- Adam Zagajewski and Derek Mahon reading their poems.