James Liddy was born in 1934 in Kilkee, Co Clare. His poetry publications include Esau, My Kingdom for a drink (Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1962); In a Blue Smoke (The Dolmen Press, 1964); Blue Mountain (The Dolmen Press, 1968); A Life of Stephan Dedalus (San Francisco, White Rabbit Press, 1969); A Munster Song of Love and War (White Rabbit Press,1971); Baudelaire's Bar Flowers (San Francisco, Capra Press, 1975); Corca Baiscinn (The Dolmen Press, 1977); Comyn's Lay (The Dolmen Press, 1978); Chamber Pot Music (Berkeley, CA, Hit & Run Press,1982); At The Grave of Father Sweetman (1984); A White Thought in a White Shade (New & Selected Poems, Dublin, Kerr's Pinks, 1987); Art is not for Grown-Ups (1990); In the Slovak Bowling Alley(Milwaukee, The Blue Canary Press/ Dublin, Kerr's Pinks, 1990); Trees Warmer than Green Notes towards a Video of Avondale (Portlaoise, The International University Press, 1991); Collected Poems (Nebraska, Creighton University Press, 1995); Epitaphery (San Francisco, White Rabbit Press, 1998); Gold Set Dancing (Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon Poetry, 2000); Yeats: New Ways of Falling in Love (White Rabbit, 2003); and I Only Know That I Love Strength in My Friends and Greatness (Galway, Arlen House, 2003). His novel Young Men Go Walking was published in Triad, by Wolfhound of Dublin in 1986. He is a member of Aosdána, and lives and teaches in Milwaukee, USA.
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