Paddy Bushe is a poet, editor and translator. Born in Dublin in 1948, he has lived in Kerry since 1973.
He has published ten collections of poetry, eight in English and two in Irish, as well as four books of translations.
He edited Voices at the World’s Edge: Irish Poets on Skellig Michael (Dedalus 2010), an anthology of work written after overnight visits to the island by some of Ireland’s finest poets in both languages.
He has translated the collected poems of the renowned Scottish Gaelic poet Somhairle MacGill-Eain (Sorley MacLean) into Irish. His most recent collection, On A Turning Wing (Dedalus 2016), has been shortlisted for the Irish Times-Poetry Now Award. He received the Michael Hartnett Award for Gile na Gile (Coiscéim, 2006), a book which was also awarded Duais an Oireachtais that year. He is a member of Aosdána.