Seán Mac Falls


Port Angeles, WA
Washington US

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 written seven collections of poetry: 20 Poems, The Blue Falcon, iKu, Moon Harvest Under Wood, Fables and Whim, Love Songs of Skye, and Garden Theology.  His first collection of verse, 20 Poems (2001, ISBN 1-929812-05-1), won praise from Oxford University don John Carey, who compared the poet to W. B. Yeats and from Yale critic Harold Bloom.  Several of the poems were Pushcart Prize nominations and were reprinted in eminent American and UK magazines, including Poet LoreThe Lyric (magazine)Agenda, The London Magazine and Stand Magazine

He published a second book, entitled The Blue Falcon, in 2005 (ISBN 192981206X). His latest book of verse, is called Garden Theology (

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Publications & Prizes

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

Stanley Joseph Award, Pushcart Prize

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Last update: Apr 10, 2023