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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


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


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


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.


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


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


Rita Ann Higgins


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