Robert Greacen was born in Derry in 1920. His poetry included One Recent Evening (1944); The Undying Day (1948); A Garland for Captain Fox 1975); Young Mr Gibbon (1979) Carnival at The River and Lunch at the Ivy (Lagan Press, 2003). His Robert Greacen: Collected Poems 1944-1944 won the Irish Times Award for Literature in 1995, and is published by the Lagan Press. His autobiography, Even Without Irene, was originally published by the Dolmen Press in 1969 and was re-issued as a companion volume to his Collected Poems in 1995 by the Lagan Press. An expanded autobiography, The Sash My Father Wore, was published by Mainstream in 1997. He is a member of Aosdána, and lives in Dublin.
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