ENDA WYLEY is an Irish poet, author and teacher. She is a member of Aosdána, the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland. Enda has published six collections of poetry with Dedalus Press: The Painter on His Bike (2019); Borrowed Space: New and Selected Poems (2014); To Wake to This (2009); Poems for Breakfast (2004); Socrates in the Garden (1998); and Eating Baby Jesus (1993). Awards include the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize, Melbourne University and she is a recipient of a Katherine and Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship for Poetry. Enda has been widely broadcast, translated and anthologised, including in The Harvard Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry, Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art, The National Gallery of Ireland and If Ever You Go, One City, One Book. She has been poet-in-residence for many projects and institutions including The Coombe Maternity Hospital, Dublin and The People’s Acorn, a sculpture project for Áras an Uachtaráin, the official residence of the President of Ireland. Enda’s books for children from O’Brien Press, are Boo and Bear, I Won’t Go to China!, The Silver Notebook. With her husband, the poet Peter Sirr, she co-hosts the twice monthly podcast Books for Breakfast, https://booksforbreakfast.buzzsprout.com. Enda was a judge for the International Dublin Literary Award 2021. Her poem ‘Rue Soufflot,’ was translated and recorded as a short film by the Irish Embassy, Paris for Poetry Day Ireland, April 2022. “Enda Wyley is a true poet,” The Irish Times.

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