Chris Agee

Chris Agee is a poet, essayist and anthologist. He attended Harvard University and since 1979 has lived in Ireland. He is the author of three books of poems, In the New Hampshire Woods (The Dedalus Press, 1992), First Light (The Dedalus Press, 2003) and Next to Nothing (Salt, 2009), as well as the editor of Scar on the Stone: Contemporary Poetry from Bosnia (Bloodaxe, 1998, Poetry Book Society Recommendation), Unfinished Ireland: Essays on Hubert Butler (Irish Pages, 2003), The New North: Contemporary Poetry from Northern Ireland (Wake Forest University Press, 2008, and Salt, 2011), and The Other Tongues: An Introduction to Writing in Irish, Scots Gaelic and Scots in Ulster and Scotland (Irish Pages, 2013). He guest-edited a double issue on contemporary Irish poetry for the US magazine, Poetry, in 1995, and an American issue of Poetry Ireland Review in 1994. His fourth collection of poems, Blue Sandbar Moon, is forthcoming. His poetry appears in the anthology The Hundred Years’ War (Bloodaxe, 2014) and Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art (Thames & Hudson, 2014), among nine others. A Bosnian translation of Next to Nothing, Gotovo ništa, funded by Ireland Literature Exchange, appeared in 2011. He is the Editor of Irish Pages and its imprint, The Irish Pages Press. He holds dual Irish and American citizenship, and spends part of each year at his house on Korcula, Croatia. Next to Nothing was shortlisted for the 2009 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. www.chrisagee.net, www.irishpages.org