Sean Mac Falls

Poet

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 & Prizes

Anthology:
Grrrrr, Poems about Bears (Arctos Press, 2004)
Books:
The Blue Falcon (Peregrine Smith Books, 2010)
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20 Poems (Peregrine Smith Books, 2001)
Journals:
Agenda
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Irish Literary Supplement
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New Welsh Review
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Poetry Ireland Review
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Poetry Magazine
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Prizes won: 

Stanley Joseph Award, Pushcart Prize

More Information

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 update: Jul 11, 2012