Peter Fallon was born in Germany in 1951 and grew up in County Meath. He is an Honours Graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where, in 1994, he was Writer Fellow in the English Department. At the age of eighteen he founded The Gallery Press, which is recognized as Ireland’s pre-eminent literary publishing house.
His collections of poetry include The Speaking Stones (1978), Winter Work (1983), The News and Weather (1987), Eye to Eye (1992), and The Deerfield Series: Strength of Heart (1997). Wake Forest University Press published his selected poems, News of the World, in 1993. An expanded edition, News of the World: Selected and New Poems, was published in Ireland in 1998. His recent publications include a translation of The Georgics of Virgil (2004), and two collections of poems, The Company of Horses (2007) and Strong, My Love (2014).
Peter Fallon received the 1993 O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award from the Irish American Cultural Institute. He has been Poet in Residence at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and, in the spring of 2000, he was the inaugural Heimbold Professor of Irish Studies at Villanova University, PA, which conferred on him an Honorary Doctorate. He is a member of Aosdána and lives with his family in Loughcrew in County Meath.