Gerard Smyth was born in Dublin in 1951. He published a chapbook, The Flags are Quiet (Dublin, New Writers' Press, 1969), in an edition of 90 copies. His full collections are World Without End (Dublin, New Writers Press, 1977); Loss and Gain (Raven Arts Press, 1981); Painting the Pink Roses Black (Dublin, Dedalus, 1986); Daytime Sleeper (Dedalus, 2002); and A New Tenancy (Dedalus, 2004). He lives in Dublin where he is a journalist with The Irish Times.
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