Chopping Wood (2), poems by John Walsh
John Walsh was born in Derry in 1950. After sixteen years teaching English in Germany, in 1989 he returned to live in Connemara. His first poetry collection Johnny tell Them was published by Guildhall Press (Derry) in October 2006. In 2007 he received a Publication Award from Galway County Council to publish his second collection Love’s Enterprise Zone (Doire Press, Connemara). In 2010 Salmon Poetry published his third and latest collection Chopping Wood with T.S. Eliot. His poems and fiction have been published in Ireland, the UK, Austria and the USA. He has read and performed his poems and fiction at events in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Sweden and the USA. He received a Publication Award from Galway County Council for his debut short story collection Border Lines,which was published in April 2012. He is now co-director and commissioning editor at Doire Press, which he founded with his American partner, Lisa Frank.
© John Walsh