Sean Mac Falls

Port Angeles, WA

Author's Bio

Seán Mac Falls is an Irish poet. Belonging to no group or movement and operating outside of literary fashions, his brand of symbolist poetry can, at first reading, appear difficult. His use of allusion, startling diction and subtle punning display submerged metaphor in his work. The overall effect is a fresh implementation of Imagism. He has published two books of poetry and several chapbooks. His first collection of poems, 20 Poems was praised, first from Oxford University don, John Carey, who compared the poet to W. B. Yeats and later by Yale critic Harold Bloom.  Several of the poems were Pushcart Prize nominations and were reprinted in major UK magazines such as Agenda, The London Magazine and Stand Magazine. He published a second book, entitled The Blue Falcon, in 2010.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
20 Poems
(Peregrine Smith Books, 2001)
, The Blue Falcon
(Peregrine Smith Books, 2010)
Anthologies: 
Grrrrr, Poems about Bears
(Arctos Press, 2004)
Journals: 
Agenda, Irish Literary Supplement, The London Magazine, New Welsh Review, Poet Lore, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Magazine, Stand Magazine
Prizes Won: 
Stanley Joseph Award, Pushcart Prize

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Raised in: 
Ireland
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Last updated: Jul 11, 2012