Tim Cunningham poetry




You can hear Tim Cunningham read selected poems as part of the UCD Special Collection HERE

Born in Limerick, he has worked, mainly in education, in Dublin, London, Delaware and Essex. 

His latest collection, Feathers (Revival Press) was published in September 2018.   

Tim has six earlier collections published: Don Marcelino's Daughter (Peterloo Poets, 2001), Unequal Thirds (Peterloo Poets, 2006), Kyrie (Revival Press, 2008), Siege (Revival Press, 2012), Almost Memories (Revival Press, 2014) and The Lyrics to the Nightingale's Song (Revival Press, 2016). This coincided with the centenary of his father’s birth in 1916. 

Tim was awarded a Kavanagh Fellowship in 2012.

'I hope readers will enjoy his work as much as I have.' Fleur Adcock

'Tim Cunningham's poems are as various and fascinating as the animals in Noah's Ark. He has a most musical ear, a keen eye and an open heart. His aim is true. He writes beautiful poems.' Adrian Mitchell

You can read Tim's guest poem in Acumen by clicking here.

First published in Freedom, Poetry Wivenhoe 10th anniversary pamphlet, September 2017.  Reprinted in The New European, November 2017.