Maurice Riordan

Maurice Riordan is an Irish poet, translator and editor. His most recent collection, The Water Stealer (Faber, 2015), was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize; he was previously shortlisted for A Word from the Loki (1995). Floods (2000) was a Book of the Year in both the Sunday Times and Irish Times. The Holy Land (2007) won the Michael Hartnett Award. He was the editor of The Finest Music, An Anthology of Early Irish Lyrics, published by Faber in 2014. He also edited A Quark for Mister Mark: 101 Poems about Science (2000), a collaboration with Jon Turney; an anthology of ecological poems, Wild Reckoning (2004), edited with John Burnside; and Dark Matter (2008), edited with astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell. His selection of poems by Hart Crane was published in Faber’s ‘Poet to Poet’ series in 2008. He has translated the work of Maltese poet Immanuel Mifsud as Confidential Reports (2005).  He has taught at Imperial College and Goldsmiths College, London, and Sheffield Hallam University. He was Editor of The Poetry Review, 2013-2016.