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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 York. 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 School. His poetry has been published widely in Ireland and in the United States. His books include Dyckman-200th Street, (Salmon, 1993), 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 2000. 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.

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