Nov. 12, 2014
Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Peter Fallon grew up on a farm near Kells in County Meath in the Irish midlands. He is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where he has taught as a Writer Fellow and is now an Adjunct Professor of English. A prize-winning poet, his books include News of the World: Selected and New Poems, The Georgics of Virgil (a Poetry Book Society Recommended translation, 2004, reissued in Oxford World's Classics, 2006 and 2009) and The Company of Horses. He has been invited to read his poems around the world and they have been translated into various languages, including Selected Poems in Hungarian and Romanian. At the age of eighteen, in 1970, he founded The Gallery Press, Ireland's leading literary publishing company, and he has edited and published five hundred books of poems and plays by the country's finest established and emerging authors, including Derek Mahon, John Montague, Eilean Ni Chuilleanan, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Ciaran Carson, Medbh McGuckian, John Banville and Brian Friel. With Derek Mahon he edited the bestselling Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry. He was the Burns Library Visiting Scholar at Boston College in 2012-2013. A new collection of poems, Strong, My Love, was published in 2014. He lives in Loughcrew in County Meath.