Laurence O'Dwyer

By administrator, 20 July, 2023
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Laurence O’Dwyer has published three collections of poetry, Tractography (Templar, 2018), The Lighthouse Journal (Templar, 2020), Catalan Butterflies (Templar, 2022), and a chapbook, Nappstraumtunnel (Mudlark, 2023). 

Working with the photographer, Millee Tibbs, he created an artist’s book, Mount Analogue, featuring essays and poems that respond to Tibbs’ photography from the Alps. 

In film, he wrote the script of Great Refractor (2022) which was directed by Andy Graydon. His distinctions include the Patrick Kavanagh Award, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Project Award, a Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and a Literature Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland. 

He has received fellowships from MacDowell, the Bogliasco Foundation and the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Trust. He holds a PhD in neuroscience from Trinity College Dublin.

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