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  CAREER

Rita Ann has published seven collections of poetry

Five with Salmon Poetry

  • Goddess on the Mervue Bus 1986
  • Witch in the Bushes 1988
  • Goddess and Witch 1990
  • Philomena's Revenge 1992
  • Higher Purchase 1996

with Bloodaxe

Drama:

God-of the Hatch Man 1990 (staged by Punchbag)

Face Licker Come Home 1991 (staged by Punchbag)

Colie Lally Doesn't Live in a Bucket 1995

Down all the Roundabouts or (no one is entitled to a view) 1999

Residences:

Writer in Residence: Galway City Library 1989

Writer in Residence at UCG 1995/96

Writer in Residence Offaly County Council 1999

Member of Aosdana 1996

Readings:

At several Universities including Oxford, Queen's, and Yale and at conferences in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Belgium and Israel

Prison Workshops:

Portlaoise, Mountjoy, Limerick, Loughan House, Cork Prison and several prisons in England including Highpoint.

Bursaries:

from the Arts Council in 1986/1989/1993/1996

Translations:

poetry translated into several languages including Hebrew, German, Italian, Dutch, French and Swedish

 

Rita Ann Higgins

rahiggins@eircom.net

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