by Laurence O’Dwyer

Cover Image - Munken

Munken, Photo by Laurence O’Dwyer


  Beginning in Svolvaer
  The Gathering of Cabbages 
  The Donkey of Spain
  A Letter to Charles V of Spain
  An Affair with his Step-Grandmother
  Effendi Billabong
  Mulberry Tree
  The River House
  Transcript from the Hague
  The Bird and the Bell
  The Linguistics of Deadly
  The Backpacking Generals
  Holiday Inn 
  The Chicken Tycoon
  The Blue Fume
  Do your job, child
  The Locksmith
  The Giraffes
  Bank of Serbia
  Tito was a good man (1977)
  In the Tunnel
  Ada and Darko
  Cnut the Dane
  The Washing Machine

Laurence O’Dwyer has published three collections of poetry, Tractography (Templar, 2018), The Lighthouse Journal (Templar, 2020), and Catalan Butterflies (Templar, 2022). His distinctions include the Patrick Kavanagh Award, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Project Award, the AUB International Poetry Award and a Hennessy New Irish Writing Award. He has received fellowships from MacDowell, the Rensing Center, the Bogliasco Foundation and the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Trust. He holds a PhD in neuroscience from Trinity College Dublin.

Other O’Dwyer Mudlarks: Poems from Haiti, Flash No. 66 (2012); Poems from Lapland, Poster No. 140 (2016); Poems from Litløy Fyr, (Poster No. 158 (2018); from The Lighthouse Journal, Flash No. 131 (2019); and Civil War Butterflies, Poster No. 187 (2022).

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