Peter Sirr was born in Waterford in 1960 and educated at Trinity College Dublin. He now lives in Dublin where, until 2003, he was Director of the Irish Writers' Centre. He now works as a freelance writer, editor, and translator and is the editor of Poetry Ireland Review. He is published in Ireland by The Gallery Press.
Peter Sirr's Selected Poems gathers work from the early poems in Marginal Zones (winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 1982), Talk, Talk (1987), Ways of Falling (1991), The Ledger of Fruitful Exchange (1995), which received the O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry (1998), and Bring Everything (2000). He is one of the brightest stars of the generation of Irish poets born in the 1960s.
"Everyone who takes poetry seriously should read him attentively."
Bernard O'Donoghue, Irish Times