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Pauline Fayne was born in Dublin in 1954. She lives in Tallaght, County Dublin with her husband Terry, those of her children who haven’t left home yet and an elderly cat! Her first collection ‘Journey ‘was published in 1979 by Sheveck Press, Dublin. Her second collection ‘Killer of Fishes ‘ was published by Stonebridge Publications (Wales and Ireland) in 2001. Her third collection ‘I’m Fine Really’ was published by Stonebridge in 2005.   In June 2011 Pauline launched her fourth collection “Mowing in The Dark” new and selected poetry and has begun work on her first novel. Her work has been broadcast on RTE radio1, BBC radio 4 and on several European radio stations. Her work has also been included in various anthologies including: ‘The White Page – a directory of twentieth century Irish women writers’ edited by Joan Mac Breen and published by Salmon Press. ‘Four Urban Voices ‘edited by Dermot Bolger and published by Raven Arts Press. ‘Between the Circus and the Sewer’ published by Dublin Writers workshop. ‘Rainbows and Stone ‘edited by Michael Bouchier and published by Real Ireland.


In 2002 Pauline collaborated with Limerick artist Bridget Wallace to produce a series of paintings based on poems from her collection ‘Killer of Fishes’. The resulting exhibition ‘We, the daughters’ opened at the Printmakers Gallery in Limerick and Tallaght Community Arts Centre and was sponsored by Tallaght Community Arts Centre. They hope to engage in a similar collaboration sometime soon. Pauline’s poem ‘Cures ‘published in Riposte broadsheet in 2009 won the annual Riposte poem of the year prize, as voted for by its readers and she has given readings of her work in many areas of Ireland, (she has ambitions to read in all 32 counties in any one calendar year!). She has also read in Scotland (Festival of poetry and jazz in Wick.), in Wales (St David’s’ Cathedral), in the Netherlands, and in the U.S.A. She takes part in the regular series of poetry readings organised by Seven Towers agency in Chapters bookshop, Parnell Street, Dublin.

For more information visit Pauline Fayne’s web site