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Maurice Riordan Biography | Poet

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Maurice Riordan (born 1953) is an Irish poet, translator, and editor. Born in Lisgoold, County Cork, Riordan has published three collections of poetry: A Word from the Loki (1995), a largely London-based collection which was a Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize ; Floods (2000) which took a more millennial tone, and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award; and The Holy Land (2007) which contains a sequence of Idylls or prose poems and returns to Riordan's Irish roots more directly than his earlier work. It received the Michael Hartnett Award.