Aidan Mathews, sometimes Aidan Carl Mathews, is an Irish poet and dramatist born in Dublin in 1956. He was educated at Gonzaga College, Dublin and University College Dublin and holds an MA from Trinity College Dublin. He works as a drama producer in RTÉ Radio. Mathews has taught English at St. Louis High School, Rathmines and at Belvedere College, Dublin. His poetry and short stories have been included in many anthologies. He lives in County Dublin. He is married with two daughters, Lucy and Laura.
Mathews won the Irish Times Award in 1974; The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 1976; the Macauley Fellowship in 1978-9, the Ina Coolbrith Poetry Prize in 1981; and an Academy of American Poets Award in 1982.