Gerard Smyth is poet, critic and journalist. He has published eight collections of poetry, including, A Song of Elsewhere (Dedalus Press 2015), and The Fullness of Time: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press, 2010 ).
A sequence of poems, We Like It Here Beside the River, with a drawing by artist Donald Teskey, was published in a limited edition in 2014 by The Salvage Press.
He was the 2012 recipient of the O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award presented by the University of St Thomas in Minnesota and is co-editor, with Pat Boran, of If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song ( Dedalus Press) which was Dublin’s One City One Book in 2013. He is a member of Aosdána and Poetry Editor of The Irish Times.