Peter Fallon was born in Germany in 1951 and grew up on his uncle’s farm near Kells in County Meath. He is an Honours Graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where he has been Writer Fellow and Visiting Writer in the English Department.
At the age of eighteen he founded The Gallery Press which has published more than four hundred books of poems and plays by Ireland’s finest established and emerging authors and which is recognized internationally as the country’s pre-eminent literary publishing house. Among the writers it publishes are Derek Mahon, John Montague, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Ciaran Carson, Medbh McGuckian, John Banville, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Michael Hartnett and it has fostered a new generation of Irish poets such as Vona Groarke, Peter Sirr, Conor O’Callaghan, Kerry Hardie and Alan Gillis.
The Press regularly publishes books by Paul Muldoon and Seamus Heaney. It publishes the plays and stories of Brian Friel. The Gallery Press’s early accomplishment was recognized by a Better Ireland Award in 1991.
Five Glens Arts Festival
Peter will be reading after the Prizegiving at the inaugural Dermot Healy Poetry Prize for which he was a judge...Read More >>
Strong, My Love, Peter Fallon’s first collection in seven years, is a series of prayers for his daughter and son and for their generation.
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‘Peter Fallon’s poetry has become very tough and alive, like a just-cut holly stick. Snappy and weighty. Very strong, sharp savour — and where do you find that these days.’
— Ted Hughes
‘News of the World suggests that it is time to celebrate Peter Fallon not only as a poet of Ireland’s heartland but also to place him in the first rank of poets of his generation.’
— Shaun O’Connell
. . . Fallon’s poetry has a deceptive simplicity and accessibility even as it affirms the values of endurance, survival and communal life.’
— Poetry International