Cahal Dallat is a poet, musician and critic, (b. Ballycastle, Co. Antrim). He lives in London, reviews literature and the arts for the TLS and Guardian among others, and has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s weekly arts programme, Saturday Review, since 1998.
His first poetry collection, Morning Star, was published in 1998 and he won the Strokestown International Poetry Competition in 2006. His latest collection is The Year of Not Dancing (Blackstaff Press, 2009) and, in addition to readings and creative-writing workshops, he gives frequent combined poetry/music/literary-history performances with his wife, poet Anne-Marie Fyfe, in Britain and Ireland and, annually, on tour in the US. He is also the founder/organiser of the WB Yeats Bedford Park project, a committee member of the John Hewitt Society in Ireland, and is now a centenary-year musician/poet-in-residence here at The Charles Causley Trust. www.cahaldallat.com
We gratefully acknowledge Literature Works for funding Cahal Dallat’s residency at Cyprus Well.