Cathal O'Searcaigh (Co-editor)
CATHAL Ó SEARCAIGH was born in 1956 and raised in Meenala, near Gortahork, an Irish-speaking district in Co Donegal. He was Writer-in-Residence in the Irish Language at the University of Ulster and Queen's University Belfast for three years in the early nineties, and continues to be a regular visitor to Northern Ireland, where he is an important presence for the Irish-speaking community. His poetry collections are Súile Shuibhne (Coiscéim, 1983), Suibhne (Coiscéim, 1987), the bilingual An Bealach 'na Bhaile/Homecoming (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1993), Ag Tnúth Leis an tSolas (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1993), Na Buachaillí Bána (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1996), and the selected Out in the Open (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2000). He is also the author of a work of non-fiction, Séal Neipeal (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2004) and several plays in Irish. A selection of English translations of his poetry, By the Hearth at Mín a' Leá (Arc), appeared in 2005. He continues to live in Meenala.