Paraic O’Donnell is a linguist, writer and poet. His poetry and other writing have gained considerable on-line attention. His Twitter account now counts among its followers many traditionally published writers, reviewers and media professionals.Paraic O'Donnell

He was educated at University College, Dublin and Trinity College, Dublin. He lives in Wicklow, Ireland with his wife and two children. He is, usually, in the garden.

“Paraic O’Donnell has entertained us for the past year or so with his wit and imagination. I can’t wait to read him at greater length.”
Linda Grant, author of the Booker-shortlisted The Clothes on their Backs

“The prose [has] a sense beyond cleverness of something with a life of its own, something poignant yet barbed and at the same time playful.”

George Szirtes, translator and poet, whose collection Reel won the 2004 T.S. Eliot Prize

“Paraic O’Donnell’s writing is welcoming but rigorous, potent but funny. I read him with a combination of envy and gratitude.”

John Self, critic and literary blogger.

“There is literally no one better at Twitter than Paraic O’Donnell.”
Olivia Laing, author of The Trip to Echo Spring

Copyright and Publication

Except where indicated, the poems that appear on this site have not been published elsewhere. Enquiries from publishers and editors are very welcome.

Poetry and other content © Paraic O’Donnell, 2005 – 2013.

Design by Paraic O’Donnell, based on the ToolBox theme by Automattic.


E-mail | paraic@gmail.com

Twitter | @paraicodonnell


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