Michael Hartnett

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Birthday
18, 1941
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Oct 13, 1999 (58)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
18, 1941
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Oct 13, 1999 (58)

About

Important twentieth-century Irish poet who wrote in both the English and Gaelic languages. His best-known literary works include Inchicore Haiku, Poems to Younger Women, and A Necklace of Wrens.

Before Fame

He studied at University College, Dublin. Some of his early literary works include Anatomy of a Cliche and Gypsy Ballads.

Trivia

His statue was erected in the Irish town of Newcastle West in 2011 as part of an annual literary festival.

Family Life

His marriage to Rosemary Grantley ended in the 1980s as a result of his struggle with alcoholism.

Associated With

He and Austin Clarke were both significant Irish poets of the twentieth century.

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