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EAMONN WALL was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland.
He holds a BA University College, Dublin, the MA the
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and the PhD from the
City University of New
Until recently, he was an Associate
Professor of English at Creighton University, living in Omaha
from 1992-2000. In addition to teaching courses in creative writing and
Irish literature, he served as Director of the Creighton Irish Summer
His poetry has been published widely in
Ireland and in the United States. His
books include Dyckman-200th Street,
Iron Mountain Road (Salmon, 1997), and
The Crosses (Salmon, 2001). He is also the author of
a book of essays on the Irish disapora,
From the Sin-é Café to the Black Hills,
(University of Wisconsin Press).
(The Sin-é Café was an Irish
bohemian/literary cafe in New York, and in English means
"That's it.") The book is co-winner of the Durkan Prize from
the American Conference for Irish Studies
for the best scholarly book on Language and Literature published in
In addition to poetry, Eamonn Wall regularly
contributes book reviews and articles on Irish fiction to The
Review of Contemporary Fiction and other journals.
He is currently the Jefferson Smurfit Professor of Irish Studies
at the University of Missouri St Louis.