In 1974 he won the Patrick KavanaghAward. He was Poet in Residence at the Frost Place, New Hampshire, in 1985, and Writer in Residence at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1990. He was awarded the Irish American Cultural Institute Poetry Award in 1989 and his collection Daddy, Daddy (1990) won the Whitbread Poetry Award. He was joint winner of the 1995 Heinemann Award. His most recent collections of poetryare The Art of Life (2004), and The Laughter of Mothers (2008).
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TORONTO, July 7, 2009 -- St Mike's Celtic Studies program welcomes Writer/Artist-in-Residence Paul Durcan in October 2009. One of modern Ireland's most distinctive poets, Paul Durcan, born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1944, was educated at University College, Cork, where he studied archaeology and medieval history.